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Rade R. Babić
Center for Radiology
Clinical Center Niš
Bulevar Zorana Djindjića 48
18000 Niš, Serbia
KIDNEY DISEASE VISUALIZED ON DIGITAL PROCESSOR
Rade R. Babić
Center for Radiology, Clinical Center Niš, Niš, Serbia
Radiological methods of examination in diagnosis of pathological conditions and diseases of urinary system are numerous and various, reliable and dominant. They became indispensable and without competition, among other diagnostic methods, using the digital techniques. The aim of this paper was to present the radiological image of pathological conditions and diseases of urinary system diagnosed by intravenous urography using digital techniques and to show the diagnostic possibilities and importance of digital techniques in diagnostic radiology.
The paper analyzes pathological conditions and diseases of the kidney in a series of 3100 intravenous urographies (IVU) performed at the Radiology Center, Clinical Center Niš, during the period 2009-2012. Radiographic examination was performed on X-ray device with a TV chain Schimadzu. IVU was performed according to the standard protocol. Contrast media: Ultravist 370®. X-ray images were digitally processed in Agfa CR-30 digital processor.
The results are shown illustratively, by urographic images - anomalies, calculosis, hydronephrosis, tumors and other pathological conditions and diseases of the urinary system.
This paper presents numerous and various pathological conditions and diseases of the urinary system. Among the valuable radiological examination methods IVU has maintained a leading position. The usage of digital techniques made IVU faster, easy and efficient method of examination, while the obtained urograms are of satisfactory quality and adequate contrast visualization of the urinary system. Acta Medica Medianae 2013;52(3):35-41.
Key words: digital radiology, intravenous urography, urinary system, kidney