Acute flank pain secondary to urolithiasis: radiologic evaluation and alternate diagnoses

Gaurav Jindal, Parvati Ramchandani
Radiologic Clinics of North America 2007, 45 (3): 395-410, vii
This article discusses the radiologic management of the patient who has acute flank pain. It describes the evolution of radiologic imaging in patients who present with acute symptoms caused by suspected urolithiasis, the advantages of unenhanced helical CT and the limitations of abdominal radiography, intravenous urography, and ultrasonography in this setting, and the alternative diagnoses encountered within the urinary tract, abdomen, and pelvis.

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