The Role of Low Dose CT in Diagnosis of Uretric Stones

Authors

  • Firas Salim Daoud Karomy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i4.3116

Keywords:

urolithiasis, implementation, urologists, algorithms, urinary stone

Abstract

Urolithiasis is a common disease worldwide and affects a wide gamut of the patient population, irrespective
of race, culture or geographic boundaries. In the past few decades, there has been an increasing incidence
of urinary stone disease both in developed and developing nations due to changes in life style, particularly
due to the rising prevalence of obesity. MDCT plays a critical role in the management of patients with
urolithiasis. Their applicability ranges from the initial diagnosis to planning treatment strategies and in
post-treatment follow-up. The emerging technological innovations in CT are bridging the gap between
radiological interpretations and urologists’ expectations. With the widespread implementation of low-dose
protocols and iterative reconstruction algorithms in routine clinical practice, the radiation dose concerns can
be minimized without affecting the diagnostic yield of the CT exams

Author Biography

Firas Salim Daoud Karomy

High Diploma in Diagnostic Radiology/ College of Medicine/ University of Baghdad

Published

2021-08-27

How to Cite

Firas Salim Daoud Karomy. (2021). The Role of Low Dose CT in Diagnosis of Uretric Stones. Medico Legal Update, 21(4), 123-130. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i4.3116