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Can "stool balls" look like a Kidney stone in a X-RAY?

Can "stool balls" look like a Kidney stone in a X-RAY?

Yes: Especially if there is calcification in the stool ball. It will appear bright white on Xray, just like a kidney stone. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What does shadow on X-ray kidney mean?

What does shadow on X-ray kidney mean?

I Don't Know: The term is extremely non-specific and very non-informative. It could mean anything or nothing. Sorry. ...Read more

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What is some possible reasons for a kidney to not show up on an x-ray?

X rays : Usually xrays pass thru kidney tissue; so you don't get to see its shadow on the xrays. Ct however can pick them up. ...Read more

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Spot seen by X-ray on left kidney?

Spot seen  by X-ray  on  left kidney?

Radiologist?: About one adult in four has a simple cyst of the kidney. If the radiologist is able to reassure you and your physician that it is benign, do not be concerned. If not, your physician knows how to work it up or refer you to a colleague who does. Stay proactive & good luck. ...Read more

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How accurate is X-ray in detecting a mass in kidney?

How accurate is X-ray in detecting a mass in kidney?

Not accurate: X ray detects calcium i.e. Stones or calcification. Soft tissue masses and cysts are best evaluated by ultrasound or ct scan. ...Read more

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If I take my x Ray without dye will they be able to see any kidney issues or stones? Or is the dye needed ?

If I take my x Ray without dye will they be able to see any kidney issues or stones? Or is the dye needed ?

IVP w/ contrast: Depending on what u r looking for, the "dye" (called iodinated contrast) can significantly improve the chances of finding it. While about 15% of kidney stones can b seen w/o contrast, that leaves about 7 out of 8 stones that can't be seen. The "dye" outlines the collecting ducts of the kidney (and the kidney itself); also, "X-ray tomograms" (not CT, but with plain films) can reduce need 4 contrast ...Read more

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Which type of kidney stone can not be detected through x-ray?

Which type of kidney stone can not be detected through x-ray?

Uric acid, cystine &: Struvite. All can be seen on non-contrast ct scan which is gold standard for detecting kidney stones and will demonstrate stones not detected by x-ray. ...Read more

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Had an X-ray tuesday and friday. Showed my kidney stone did not move at all not even an inch from where it was in my kidney. Is that normal?

Had an X-ray tuesday and friday. Showed my kidney stone did not move at all not even an inch from where it was in my kidney. Is that normal?

Depends on location : Was kidney stone in kidney or ureter? Many stones in parenchyma of kidney or even in collecting system do not readily move.If a stone is in ureter speed of movement is usually faster unless get stuck at junction of ureter and bladder. ...Read more

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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more