Run Time: 3 minutes
Author: Dr. Jared Scott
- From 1992 to 2009, the number of CTs used to diagnose kidney stones has tripled. The radiation given by a CT of the abdomen and pelvis is roughly equivalent to the radiation given by 100 chest Xrays.
- American College of Radiologygg reports even one CT scan increases your lifetime risk of getting cancer.
- An ultrasound can visualize hydronephrosis, which indicates a large kidney stone is present.
Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/imaging-for-kidney-stones/