Tag Archives: Ultrasound

1. US for Kidney Stones is Safe and Effective

Practice Change: In patients I suspect of having renal colic, an US will be my first imagining study.   I can always get a CT later if I’m not satisfied with the workup. I may talk to the patients about possible … Continue reading

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2. A Normal Renal Ultrasound IS helpful

Take Home:  Sometimes a negative study is harder to explain to patients than positive studies. These two studies give me a chance to say “Great! Your chance of passing this kidney stone on your own is almost 100%” if I get … Continue reading

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