What is the role of abdominal radiography in the workup of acute tubular necrosis (ATN)?

Updated: Mar 15, 2021
  • Author: Sangeeta Mutnuri, MBBS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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An abdominal radiograph is of limited benefit in AKI. The exception is in patients with suspected nephrolithiasis. However, up to 30% of renal calculi may not be visible on plain films. [17]


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