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Functional MRI of the Kidneys

  • G. P. Krestin
  • R. A. Huch Böni
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)


Pathologic alterations of the kidneys include not only morphologic changes, but also functional disorders. Some diseases such as glomerular and tubulointerstitial disorders or vascular insufficiency can even lead to substantial dysfunction without visibly alterated morphology. Renal angiography as well as radionuclide renography can be employed for the study of perfusion and excretory function of the kidneys. MRI, however, has the advantage to provide both information on morphology and on renal function.


Renal Cortex Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Excretory Function Gradient Recall Echo Paramagnetic Contrast Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. Krestin
    • 1
  • R. A. Huch Böni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical RadiologyUniversity Hospital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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