What is the role of imaging in the workup of metabolic alkalosis?

Updated: Dec 10, 2020
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Perform adrenal imaging studies (eg, CT scan, MRI) to find the etiology of primary hyperaldosteronism, Cushing syndrome, and DOC excess.

Renal Doppler ultrasound, captopril renogram, MRI, and renal angiography are helpful in diagnosing renovascular hypertension (ie, significant renal artery stenosis). The preferred imaging method is controversial. For more information, see Imaging in Renal Artery Stenosis/Renovascular Hypertension.


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