Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


During the past two years, the value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis and staging of a variety of urologic neoplasms has been demonstrated, and the ability of MRI to determine sites of renal obstruction and causes of posttransplant renal failure have been reported. Its excellent soft-tissue contrast resolution has allowed accurate delineation of regional anatomy in the kidney, prostate gland, urinary bladder, urethra, uterus, and vagina. The importance of MRI in the urologic diagnosis is expected to increase as clinical imaging systems become widely available.