New methods to investigate the intrarenal distribution of blood flow and tubular fluid flow dynamics

Juan Carlos Romero, Laura I. Pelaez, Ariel Feldstein, Lilach O. Lerman

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Abstract

Renal functional imaging has greatly advanced thanks to new imaging techniques. The elucidation of physiopathological mechanisms in diseases such as renovascular disease, ischemic nephropathy and hypertension may be facilitated by the detection of changes in the total and intrarenal distribution of renal blood flow as well as tubular fluid flow. This review discusses the techniques available to measure these renal function characteristics non-invasively, mainly using electron beam computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-166
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent opinion in nephrology and hypertension
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

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