Time course study on the effects of iodinated contrast medium on intrarenal water transport function using diffusion-weighted MRI

Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 05/04/2012

As demonstrated by diffusion–weighted MRI (DW–MRI), intravenous iopamidol injection resulted in a successive reduction of intrarenal water diffusion, particularly in IS of kidney. This MR technique may be used as a noninvasive tool to perform a time course study of the pathogenesis associated with contrast–induced nephropathy (CIN).

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