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How long does a CT kidney stone protocol take?

How long does a CT kidney stone protocol take?

Seconds: Using a modern ct scanner the scan should take on the order of seconds to perform. However you may have to wait between scans to allow contrast to move through the body for instance from the bloodstream into the kidneys and then into the bladder. ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

No,: this is a very common incidental finding. A small renal cyst will generally cause no symptoms and require no treatment. ...Read more

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Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

Renal Cyst: Renal cysts are very common , often benign and asymptotic fluid filled structures of the kidney's. Sometimes they can contain blood and can be difficult to better characterize on imaging. If they are only thin walled structures usually need no further work up, if they have solid portions may need follow up. ...Read more

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Im 20 years old and had a CT scan for kidney stone and it showed a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst no pain should I be worried?

Im 20 years old and had a CT scan for kidney stone and it showed a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst no pain should I be worried?

Renal Cysts: Renal cysts are benign fluid filled thin wall structures on the kidney that are commonly discovered when looking for something else on an imaging study. Rarely do they cause symptoms and if simple cysts are usually of no concern. ...Read more

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How do I know if i've passed a kidney stone without another CT scan?

How do I know if i've passed a kidney stone without another CT scan?

Capture it: Hopefully, you were screening your urine and caught the stone. If the scan showed a 3 mm stone and you captured a 3mm stone, that is good enough. You should be pain free and a check of your urine from your doctor should show that the blood has cleared. ...Read more

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If I already know I have a kidney stone is it necessary to have a CT scan?

If I already know I have a kidney stone is it necessary to have a CT scan?

Possibly: If you know you have a kidney stone, a ct scan is not necessary unless symptoms develop. If the person remians asymptomatic, periodic imaging with ultrasound or other x-rays are adequate. However, small stones may be missed on these studies and a ct scan may be required to locate the stone. ...Read more

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CT showed 4mm kidney stone 8 days ago. X-ray today showed nothing. I don't think it has passed, but not much pain. Should I get another CT?

CT showing stone: CT scan images are far more precise than plain KUB xray. CT scan will pick up smaller images and will pick up non-calcium containing stones. KUB will reveal only calcium stones and size and position and angles matter for visibility. Getting another CT is not compelling. Drink 4-5 liters per day. Include lemon extract 5 tblspn ReaLemon per day. 4 mm will pass. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


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