Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
Review
, 192 (5), 1197-208

Vesicoureteral Reflux and Urinary Tract Infection: Evolving Practices and Current Controversies in Pediatric Imaging

Affiliations
Review

Vesicoureteral Reflux and Urinary Tract Infection: Evolving Practices and Current Controversies in Pediatric Imaging

Ruth Lim. AJR Am J Roentgenol.

Abstract

Objective: Pediatric patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) undergo imaging tests to detect vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in the belief that VUR correlates to risk of renal scarring. This article describes recent evolution and controversies in the management of UTI and VUR.

Conclusion: Multitechnique imaging of UTI and VUR is complex and controversial. Evolution in practice patterns is motivated by the desire to rationally minimize unnecessary interventions and radiation exposure. Ongoing evidence-based research is needed to further improve practice guidelines.

Comment in

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 18 PubMed Central articles

See all "Cited by" articles

MeSH terms

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback