Imaging techniques for stone disease and methods for reducing radiation exposure.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Imaging plays a critical role in the evaluation of patients with urolithiasis. It is essential for the diagnosis of stones and provides important information to aide in determining the appropriate treatment of renal or ureteral calculi. Imaging for urolithiasis has evolved over the past 30 years. Currently, noncontrast computed tomography remains the first-line imaging modality for the evaluation of patients with suspected urolithiasis. Proper imaging modality selection helps to minimize radiation exposure. Following the principles of As Low As Reasonably Achievable in the operating room can help reduce the amount of radiation patients are exposed to from fluoroscopy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lipkin, ME; Preminger, GM

Published Date

  • February 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 57

PubMed ID

  • 23177634

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-318X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ucl.2012.09.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States