F Sommer

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  • Non-contrast spiral CT for patients with suspected renal colic EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY Katz, D. S., Lane, M. J., Sommer, F. G. 1997; 7 (5): 680-685


    Renal colic, defined as acute flank pain caused by the passage of a ureteral calculus, is a common condition, but the correct diagnosis may not be apparent clinically. For decades, intravenous urography has been the test of choice for evaluating patients with suspected renal colic. Recently, unenhanced (non-contrast) helical CT has been shown to be an accurate and highly effective examination which can be used instead of intravenous urography. In this article, the technique is reviewed in detail, including its advantages and potential pitfalls.

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