The CT +/- MRI scan are instrumental in the exploration of urinary tract pathologies.
The CT scan has been the imaging modality examination of choice for the exploration of various urinary pathologies, from renal lithiasis to inflammatory bowel diseases, infectious or tumoral pathologies (e.g., kidney and bladder cancer…). Low-dose CT allows for the visualization of the urinary tree, without contrast media injection. This procedure is especially useful to detect lithiasis (= calculus) in acute (renal colic) or chronic manifestations.
For prostate pathologies, the imaging modality examination of choice is prostate MRI. It detects suspicious areas and gives a prognostic classification of the anomalies observed and assesses the loco-regional extension.
Doctor Dominique Charneau is a radiologist, with 30 years of experience in radiology, especially in abdominal imaging.