Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise,
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.
June 13, 2011
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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