Recent Developments in Imaging in BPS/IC
Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports
© 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Purpose of review: In this review, the current literature of imaging of bladder pain syndrome and interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) will be addressed. Topics include BPS/IC, cystoscopy, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance image (MRI). Recent findings: There are no randomized clinical trials on imaging of BPS/IC. Recently, contrast-enhanced MRI could detect the brain alterations and the changes in bladder permeability, and detection of the latter is enhanced by intravesical injection of contrast agents. Summary: MRI could advance the understanding of pathological changes in the brain and the bladder of BPS/IC patients. Especially, contrast-enhanced MRI has a potential to become a diagnostic tool although more evidences are necessary for clarifying the efficacy.
Ogawa, Teruyuki; Tyagi, Pradeep; Ishizuka, Osamu; Ueda, Tomohiro; Chancellor, Michael B.; Chermansky, Christopher J.; and Yoshimura, Naoki, "Recent Developments in Imaging in BPS/IC" (2019). Articles. 24.