CT scan of damaged kidneys

CT of kidneys

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 shows a picture of a computed tomography (CT) scan of two normal kidneys, looking from the top of the head down. A special dye (contrast material) was used for this scan. Figure 2 shows a picture from a different CT scan of two kidneys that are abnormal. These kidneys are small and misshapen from scarring due to disease.

Last Updated: July 6, 2009

Author: Maria Essig

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

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