Nephrolithiasis: What surgeons need to know

Brian H. Eisner, Joseph W. McQuaid, Elias Hyams, Brian R. Matlaga

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. In this article, we review the standard of care for imaging of nephrolithiasis as well as new technology and radiation concerns from the perspective of the urologic surgeon. CONCLUSION. Nephrolithiasis is a common cause of morbidity with a lifetime prevalence of 5-10% worldwide. Increasingly, diagnostic evaluation and planning for medical or surgical intervention have become reliant on imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1274-1278
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume196
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

Keywords

  • Imaging
  • Kidney
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Ureter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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