What is MR Urography?
Magnetic Resonance Urography produces detailed pictures of kidneys, ureter & bladder using magnetic waves. The test is used to evaluate urinary tract obstruction, hematuria, and other congenital abnormality. The examination is radiation free and beneficial in pediatric or pregnant patients.
Why is MR Urography done?
- To diagnose any suspected urinary tract obstruction or congenital abnormalities (absent kidney, renal duplication)
- To diagnose the presence of any suspected urinary tract tumor (abnormal growth of tissue)
- To diagnose hydronephrosis (swelling of the kidney which results in urine backflow), stone in the kidney / ureter / urinary bladder or gall stones (in the gall bladder)
- To detect the cause of blood in the urine (hematuria) and presence of any kidney/bladder stones