Ultrasound yields low sensitivity in detecting genitourinary anomalies

03/13/2014 | Renal and Urology News

Researchers from Harvard Medical School looked at more than 2,200 children with febrile urinary tract infection and found that renal and bladder ultrasound was not a reliable tool for detecting possible genitourinary abnormalities. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that voiding cystourethrogram be conducted only if renal and bladder ultrasound shows anomalies. The findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, support the need to consider both screening methods as complementary, researchers said.

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