Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder

  • Jeffrey J. Tutman
  • Edward Y. Lee
  • Abdusamea Shabani
  • Harriet J. PaltielEmail author


A comprehensive overview of the pediatric urinary tract as it appears on MR imaging is provided in this chapter. Fundamental MR imaging protocols for dedicated imaging of the pediatric urinary tract are reviewed, followed by a brief summary of the pertinent embryology and normal anatomy. The MR imaging appearances of a spectrum of pediatric urinary tract disorders are presented, including anatomic variants as well as congenital, infectious, neoplastic, and traumatic disorders. Pertinent epidemiology and management of these conditions are also reviewed.


Urinary tract Kidney Ureter Bladder MR imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey J. Tutman
    • 1
  • Edward Y. Lee
    • 2
  • Abdusamea Shabani
    • 3
  • Harriet J. Paltiel
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of RadiologyChildren’s Hospital of Colorado, University of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Division of Thoracic Imaging, Department of RadiologyBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Body and Diagnostic ImagingSidra MedicineDohaQatar
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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