Determination of stone composition by noncontrast spiral computed tomography in the clinical setting.

@article{Nakada2000DeterminationOS,
  title={Determination of stone composition by noncontrast spiral computed tomography in the clinical setting.},
  author={Stephen Y. Nakada and David Hoff and Sherwin Attai and Dennis M. Heisey and Donna G. Blankenbaker and Myron A Pozniak},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={816-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Several investigators have evaluated noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT) in predicting stone composition in vitro. We assessed NCCT in predicting stone composition in patients presenting to our emergency room with flank pain and stone disease. METHODS One hundred twenty-nine patients presenting to our university hospital with flank pain underwent renal colic protocol NCCT scans at the request of the emergency room physicians. A General Electric, high-speed advantage CT scanner… CONTINUE READING