Role of linear tomography in evaluation of patients with nephrolithiasis.

One hundred twenty-four consecutive patients with suspected or known nephrolithiasis were referred for evaluation by linear tomography. Renal calculi were detected in 98 patients (79%). Linear tomography revealed more renal calculi than did preliminary KUB films in 46 patients (37%), although in only 10 cases (8%) was the tomogram positive if the KUB was… CONTINUE READING