Diagnosis of Stones

Urine Analysis and Culture

Patients 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.

Diagnosis 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.

 

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