Ultrasound vs CT in suspected renal colic. Practitioner 2014; 258 (1776):7-11

Ultrasound vs CT in suspected renal colic

24 Nov 2014Pais-up subscribers

Ultrasound may be a viable alternative to CT scanning as an initial investigation for suspected nephrolithiasis, the findings from a study in the United States suggest. A total of 2,759 patients aged 18-76, presenting to an emergency department with suspected renal colic were randomly assigned to either initial diagnostic ultrasound carried out by an emergency physician (908), ultrasound by a radiologist (893), or abdominal CT scan (985).

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