How are imaging studies used in the management of acute pyelonephritis (kidney infection)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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After acute pyelonephritis has resolved, imaging studies may be used during a follow-up examination to identify urinary tract abnormalities that can predispose the patient to infection. In addition, studies may be used in conjunction with urologic procedures, including cystoscopy.


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