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What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

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Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Renal US: They may be, but this may also be a normal anatomical variant or, less likely, a renal tumor. I would suggest you visit a urologist for ct imaging to clarify the matter. Renal ultrasound is not the best imaging modality for stones or solid mass.
Answered on Oct 4, 2018
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