Loss of urocystolith architectural clarity during in vivo radiographic simulation versus in vitro visualization.

@article{Weichselbaum2000LossOU,
  title={Loss of urocystolith architectural clarity during in vivo radiographic simulation versus in vitro visualization.},
  author={Ralph C Weichselbaum and Daniel A. Feeney and Carl R Jessen and Carl A. Osborne and V Dreytser and Jan Gunnar Holte},
  journal={Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={241-6}
}
Urocystoliths of 9 mineral types from 434 canine patients submitted to the University of Minnesota Urolith Bank were imaged in a urinary bladder phantom. Imaging techniques simulated were survey radiography and double contrast cystography. Morphologic characteristics visually observed in vitro or by interpretation of high-resolution specimen radiographs were compared to those seen using the simulated in vivo imaging techniques. Shape characteristics that were accurately detected > or = 25% of… CONTINUE READING