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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Urinary Tract and Male Genitalia

  • R. Musumeci
  • L. Balzarini
  • E. Ceglia
  • R. Petrillo
  • J. D. Tesoro Tess
  • C. Massari
Conference paper
Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)

Abstract

Kidneys are very easily differentiated from the surrounding structures (mainly fat) on T1-weighted images. The renal cortex has a lower water content then medulla and thus a shorter T1. In this way cortex shows the pattern of a peripherally located rim of intermediate signal intensity, while pyramids are shown as triangular areas with low signal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Musumeci
    • 1
  • L. Balzarini
    • 1
  • E. Ceglia
    • 1
  • R. Petrillo
    • 1
  • J. D. Tesoro Tess
    • 1
  • C. Massari
    • 2
  1. 1.Radiodiagnostica, Sezione RMN-Urologia UnfografiaIstituto Nazionale TumoriMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Centro S. PioMilanoItaly

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