Diagnosis of Stones
Urine Analysis and Culture
with kidney stones will usually see their physician because of blood
in the urine and/or associated back pain. Your physician will begin
by asking you questions pertaining your medical and family history
followed by a physical examination. In addition, a urine analysis
and urine culture will be obtained to help to whether there are
stone forming substances and an infection is present.
and Radiographic Evaluation
The management of patients with suspected or known renal calculus
disease of the urinary tract is dependent on radiographic evaluation.
The various radiographic armamentarium includes plain abdominal
films, plain film Tomography, urography, pyelography, cystourethrography,
arteriography, nuclear radiology, ultrasonography, CT Scan and MRI.