Abdominal Imaging - Review
Multidetector CT technique and imaging findings of urinary stone disease: an expanded review
Molecular Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Diagn Interv Radiol 2010; 16: 134-144
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Key Words: urinary tract stones • computed tomography• flank pain
Unenhanced computed tomography (CT) is currently being widely used for the evaluation of patients presenting with acute flank pain. A variety of primary and secondary findings detected on unenhanced CT contribute not only to the diagnosis but also to the treatment plan. This review includes primary and secondary multidetector CT imaging findings of urinary stone disease, potential pitfalls with exquisite images of sample cases, and a brief review of radiation dose reduction and contrast administration strategies.