May 2021

CT with Contrast for Kidney Stones?

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Contrast-enhanced CT has a very high negative predictive value (100%) for obstructive urolithiasis and appears to accurately and safely exclude obstructing ureteral calculi for patients with acute flank pain. In addition, IV contrast improves the diagnostic yield for other acute abdominopelvic pathology and perhaps should be the test of choice for patients presenting with acute flank pain.

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