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Title: Spiral CT : the gold standard for urinary tract stone detection
Authors: Vassallo, Pierre
Keywords: Spiral computed tomography
Urinary organs -- Imaging
Urinary organs -- Calculi -- Diagnosis
Issue Date: 2009-01
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Vassallo, P. (2009). Spiral CT : the gold standard for urinary tract stone detection. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 1, 1-23.
Abstract: In the past, the standard technique used for detecting urinary tract stones was the Intravenous Urogram (IVU). Limitations of this technique however, including non-radiographically opaque stones (15%), the use of potentially nephrotoxic intravenous contrast material (particularly in diabetics and patients with renal function impairment), and poor visualisation in obese patients and those with abundant intestinal gas, which have resulted in a considerable number of missed urinary tract stones.
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