Recent Innovations in Renal Vascular Imaging.


Journal Article (Review)

Noninvasive imaging of the vascular renal system is a common request in diagnostic radiology. Typical indications include suspected renovascular hypertension, vasculitis, neoplasm, vascular malformation, and structural diseases of the kidney. Profound knowledge of the renal anatomy, including vascular supply and variants, is mandatory for radiologists and allows for optimized protocolling and interpretation of imaging studies. Besides renal ultrasound, computed tomography and MR imaging are commonly requested cross-sectional studies for renal and renal vascular imaging. This article discusses basic renal vascular anatomy, common imaging findings, and current and potential future imaging protocols for various renovascular pathologic conditions.

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Cited Authors

  • Bedayat, A; Hassani, C; Prosper, AE; Chalian, H; Khoshpouri, P; Ruehm, SG

Published Date

  • July 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 781 - 796

PubMed ID

  • 32471544

Pubmed Central ID

  • 32471544

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8275

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8389

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rcl.2020.02.010


  • eng