What is the role of MRI in the workup of azotemia?

Updated: Sep 19, 2018
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is used only when CT and ultrasonography are nondiagnostic. These modalities are standard for diagnosis of renal vein thrombosis and are also used in the evaluation of renal cell carcinoma and renal artery stenosis or vasculitis.


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