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E2403. Swept Under the RUG: What the Radiologist Should Know About Urethral Imaging
Authors
  1. James McLoughlin; Boston Medical Center
  2. Jamey Homan-Sheehan; Jefferson University Hospitals
  3. Christopher Roth; Jefferson University Hospitals
  4. Christina Lebedis; Boston Medical Center
Background
The purpose of this educational abstract is to review key imaging characteristics of traumatic and atraumatic urethral disease.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
1. Be able to identify normal anatomy of the urethra on urethrogram. 2. Understand the technique of retrograde and anterograde urethrography. 3. Recognize urethral trauma findings on urethrogram. 4. Recognize urethral stricture and post-operative complications on urethrogram. 5. Recognize urethral diverticula imaging findings. 6. Understand types of urethral tumors and imaging findings.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
1. Review of normal urethral anatomy on urethrogram. 2. Review of the basic technique of performing urethrogram. 3. Trauma urethrography and Goldman classification. 4. Urethral stricture; common causes with pre- and post-operative imaging findings. 5. Urethral diverticula; common causes and imaging findings. 6. Urethral tumors; types and imaging findings.

Conclusion
By the end of this educational abstract, the reader should have an increased understanding of the key imaging characterstics of traumatic and atraumatic urethral disease.