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.
Benoît Gallix is a radiologist and a Professor of Medicine in France and Canada. Prior to joining the IHU Strasbourg, Benoît Gallix served as Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging, Hospital Saint-Eloi, at the Montpellier University Hospital in France (2008-2013) and Chief of the Imaging Department at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2013-2019). At McGill, he created a research laboratory focused on Automatic Quantification of Tumor Morphology using artificial intelligence (Machine Learning) and also developed an Oncology Network of different University Hospitals in Montreal for artificial intelligence.
Doctor Dominique Charneau is a radiologist, with 30 years of experience in radiology, especially in abdominal imaging.