Which imaging studies are preferred for the urologic evaluation of pediatric patients with acute pyelonephritis?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Urologic evaluation is necessary to establish the presence of any urologic abnormality. The preferred imaging study for the diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis is technetium-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (99m Tc-DMSA) scintigraphy. Ultrasonography is the imaging study of choice for the diagnosis of urinary tract structural abnormalities. (See Workup/Scintigraphy).


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