What is the role of imaging in the diagnosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Roser Torra, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Ultrasonography is the procedure of choice in the workup of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). It is also ideal for screening patients' family members. Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) are useful in selected cases. For more information, see Imaging in Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease.


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