ESPR uroradiology task force and ESUR paediatric working group: imaging and procedural recommendations in paediatric uroradiology, part III. Minutes of the ESPR uroradiology task force minisymposium on intravenous urography, uro-CT and MR-urography in childhood

Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Jul;40(7):1315-20. doi: 10.1007/s00247-010-1686-7. Epub 2010 May 22.


The ESPR working groups have addressed intravenous urography (IVU), uro-CT and MR-urography (MRU) in childhood as the last in the series of recommendations for paediatric uroradiology. The aim of this process was again to standardise paediatric uroradiologic imaging and to reduce invasiveness and radiation dose. As for the existing recommendations, the new proposals are consensus-based because evidence is lacking, use and indications have changed, or approaches on how to perform the examination in children differ in the literature (MRU). As in the previous recommendations, a thorough review of the literature and existing guidelines and recommendations has been performed. The proposals were discussed within the group and with non-member experts and colleagues from other partner disciplines. These recommendations aim to serve as a quality measure in order to standardise the procedures and thus grant comparable good quality results throughout different institutions.

MeSH terms

  • Europe
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography / standards*
  • Pediatrics / standards*
  • Phlebography / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Radiology / standards*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / standards*
  • Urography / standards*