What is the role of CT scanning 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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Noncontrast helical computed tomography (CT) is more sensitive than plain radiography for detection of renal calculi. CT scans can also be used to evaluate for ureteral obstruction, when ultrasonography shows hydronephrosis but a cause is not detectable. [17]


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