Role of Imaging in UTIs

  • Safia Rehman
  • Archie SpeirsEmail author
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


The diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) in adults is primarily based on a typical presentation with urinalysis findings suggestive of UTI. In general, routine radiologic imaging is not required for diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated cases in adult patients. Appropriate imaging not only defines the extent of disease but also identifies significant complications. This may help in treatment adjustment. It can also guide the interventional radiologist in planning the management of pyonephrosis and abscess.



Computed tomography


CT urography


Intravenous urography


Magnetic resonance imaging


Renal cortical scintigraphy




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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oxford University HospitalsOxfordUK
  2. 2.Royal Berkshire HospitalReadingUK

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