Comparison of Different Renal Imaging Modalities: An Overview

  • Ravinder KaurEmail author
  • Mamta Juneja
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 518)


The kidneys play an important role in our health, and renal dysfunction is identified by a successive loss in renal functionality with passage of time. The term ‘uroradiology’ is used to describe imaging and interventional techniques involved in the examination of urinary tract. Imaging plays an important role for assessment of different kidney abnormalities. The choice of particular imaging technique is based on the radiation burden, cost involved, possible complications and the diagnostic yield. Various attempts have been made for improving the correctness of renal diagnosis using distinct medical imaging techniques. In this article, we explore the potential of different renal imaging techniques currently employed in clinical set-ups along with their advantages and disadvantages.


Renal biopsy CT Magnetic resonance imaging OCT KUB 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab UniversityPunjabIndia

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