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Dear MDCT.net users,

This month’s newsletter focuses on the use of MDCT technology for the assessment of renal pathologies.

Several imaging procedures are available for the detection and staging of renal abnormalities, including intravenous urography, ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. Each of these procedures has certain limitations and risks. Recently, MDCT has emerged as a  sensitive, specific and accurate diagnostic tool in this field of application. The MDCT approach to renal imaging comprises both CT angiography and perfusion CT performed with dual-energy technology and a novel repetitive scanning mode. It offers optimal detection and accurate characterization of a wide variety of kidney conditions, such as renal calculi and inflammation, renal artery stenosis and trauma, renal cell carcinoma, and complications of renal transplantation.

This newsletter presents a collection of publications dedicated to renal MDCT, starting with two new contributions to MDCT.net: in the “Reviewed for you” column, an essay describes the repetitive scanning mode applied to the study of kidney transplants, while in the “Focus On” section the retroperitoneal anatomy is presented and explained from a radiologist's viewpoint. Additional content related to renal imaging that is now available on MDCT.net includes a new e-lecture recorded at ESUR 2013 - MDCT Symposium, the first chapter of the forthcoming book entitled CT of the Retroperitoneum - From conventional to multi-energy imaging, and a selection of chapters from other books and papers from research journals published by Springer. Finally, the newsletter provides links to renal clinical cases and imaging protocols that have been published on MDCT.net in the previous months.
Altogether, this newsletter provides access to a range of content, in different formats, for radiologists and radiologic technologists interested in renal imaging. If you would like to suggest topics to be covered in future issues, please write to us at  editorial@mdct.net.

Your MDCT.net team
Renal CT with a minimal amount of iodinated contrast agent: feasibility in repetitive CT scanning mode
V. Matarese

Renal imaging is an important diagnostic procedure with numerous clinical applications, ranging from the characterization of renal pathology to the presurgical examination of kidney donors and the postoperative evaluation of interventions such as kidney transplantation.

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CT of the Retroperitoneum - From Conventional to Multi-energy Imaging

CT of the Retroperitoneum - From Conventional to Multi-energy Imaging

G. Ascenti, A. Vanzulli, C. Catalano, R.C. Nelson (Springer 2014)
Table of Contents
Introduction and Technical Principles
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Further titles

Genitourinary Radiology: Kidney, Bladder and Urethra - The Pathologic Basis 
V.S. Dogra, G.T. MacLennan (Springer 2013)

Table of Contents
Renal Neoplasms  
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CT of the Acute Abdomen
P. Taourel (Springer 2011)

Table of Contents
Urological Emergencies  
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Weber TM, Lockhart ME. Renal transplant complications. Abdom Imaging. 2013 Oct;38(5):1144-1154

Ohno I., Hayashi H., Aonuma K. et al. Guidelines on the use of iodinated contrast media in patients with kidney disease 2012: digest version : JSN, JRS, and JCS Joint Working Group. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2013 Aug;17(4):441-79

Arévalo Pérez J., Gragera Torres F., Marín Toribio A. et al. Angio CT assessment of anatomical variants in renal vasculature: its importance in the living donor. Insights Imaging. 2013 Apr;4(2):199-211

Kurian J., Epelman M., Darge K. The role of CT angiography in the evaluation of pediatric renovascular hypertension. Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Apr;43(4):490-501

Coyle J., Kinsella S., McCarthy S. et al. Cumulative ionizing radiation exposure in patients with end stage kidney disease: a 6-year retrospective analysis. Abdom Imaging. 2012 Aug;37(4):632-628


Retroperitoneal Anatomy

Body region: Abdomen and Pelvis
Authors: M. Ciolina, A. Laghi 

Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology and Pathology
La Sapienza University of Rome
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A selection of relevant clinical cases
from the MDCT.net archive

Unexplained abdominal pain
Woman, 25 years old
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Thrombocytopenia at routine blood testing
Man, 38 years old
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Flank pain, hematuria and orthostatic proteinuria
Boy, 15 years old
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Hematuria without abdominal pain
Man, 72 years old
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Back pain, with nausea provoked by drinking
Man, 26 years old
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Hematuria, flank pain and elevated LDH
Woman, 77 years old
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Fever, left flank pain and hematuria
Woman, 71 years old
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Dynamic CT-Angiography and CT-Perfusion using high concentration iodinated CM for comprehensive renal evaluation
A. Helck

From ESUR 2013, MDCT Symposium
Istanbul, September 19-22, 2013

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