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What is Genitourinary Imaging?

Genitourinary (GU) Radiology is the subspecialty devoted to the imaging of disorders of the urinary (kidneys, adrenal glands, and bladder) and male reproductive systems.

Radiologists work closely with nephrologists, urologists, and other physicians to diagnose and aid in the treatment of kidney stones, kidney disease, liver disease, and urinary tract anatomy and function among other diagnoses.

Genitourinary imaging tests include:

  • Angiography
  • Computed Tomography
  • Cystourethrography
  • IV Urography (IVU)
  • MRI
  • Percutaneous antegrade urography
  • Radionuclide Scanning
  • Retrograde urography
  • Ultrasonography



Voiding cystourethrography performed 2 weeks after bladder rupture

shows no leakage of contrast material.

Recommended Genitourinary Textbooks

Image credit: Kwon, Sohyun et al. “Extravasation of the Contrast Material During Voiding Cystourethrography in a Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Patient: A Case Report.” Annals of rehabilitation medicine vol. 41,2 (2017): 323-327. doi:10.5535/arm.2017.41.2.323