Diagnostic value of 64-slice spiral computed tomography imaging of the urinary tract during the excretory phase for urinary tract obstruction

The present study aimed to assess the diagnostic value of 64-slice spiral computed tomography (CT) imaging of the urinary tract during the excretory phase for urinary tract obstruction. CT imaging of the urinary tract during the excretory phase was performed in 46 patients that had been diagnosed with urinary tract obstruction by B-mode ultrasound imaging or clinical manifestations. It was demonstrated that out of the 46 patients, 18 had pelvic and ureteral calculi, 12 cases had congenital malformations, 3 had ureteral stricture caused by urinary tract infection and 13 cases had malignant tumors of the urinary tract. The average X-ray dose planned for the standard CT scan of the urinary tract group 1 was 14.11±5.45 mSv, while the actual X-ray dose administered for the CT scan during the excretory phase group 2 was 9.01±4.56 mSv. The difference between the two groups was statistically significant (t=15.36; P<0.01). The results of the present study indicate that CT scanning of the urinary tract during the excretory phase has a high diagnostic value for urinary tract obstruction.

Experimental and therapeutic medicine. 2017 Sep 21 [Epub]

De-Li Zhao, Guang-Sheng Jia, Peng Chen, Xin-Ding Liu, Sheng-Jie Shu, Zai-Sheng Ling, Ting-Ting Fan, Xiu-Fen Shen, Jin-Ling Zhang

Department of Computed Tomography, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150086, P.R. China., Radiology Department, The Fourth Hospital of Harbin, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150026, P.R. China.

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