Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Radiology: upper urinary tract

Contributor(s): Laura Garrett, Fraser J McConnell

Introduction

Overview
  • Radiography allows evaluation of kidney number, size, shape and position.

Significant renal disease may be present despite radiological appearance of normal kidneys.

  • Contrast radiography is required for full evaluation of the urinary tract.
  • Radiography is of limited value in assessing renal function Renal function assessment.

Radiographic considerations

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Artifacts

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Indications

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Interpretation

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Additional studies

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Biller D S, Chew D J & DiBartola S P (1990)Polycystic kidney disease in a family of Persian cats. JAVMA196, 1288-1290.
  • Kaufmann M L, Osbourne C A et al(1987)Renal ectopia in a dog and a cat. JAVMA190, 73.


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