How to Spot Urinary Tract Stones on CT

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Andrew Chetwood
Mr Andrew Chetwood FRCS
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Mr Chetwood graduated from the University of Sheffield with a first class honours BMedSci degree before...

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Urinary tract calculi (stones) are an important cause of acute abdominal pain, classically presenting with "loin to groin" pain. Because of the potential to cause obstructive acute kidney injury, hydronephrosis and even sepsis, it's key that junior doctors and medical students are able to confirm the presence of urinary tract calculi confidently and accurately. CT KUB (Kidney, Ureters and Bladder) are the first-line imaging investigation in patients with suspected urinary tract stones.

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