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The imaging of patients suspected of having renal colic has dramatically changed over recent years. Historically, patients suspected of renal colic were imaged with an intravenous pyelogram (IVP). Advances in computed tomography (CT) quickly led to the widespread use of CT imaging of patients in the acute care setting. CT offers prompt evaluation of the urinary tract and abdominal/ pelvic organs making it useful in evaluating any patient with unexplained abdominal or flank pain. Patients suspected of having renal colic due to stones are frequently imaged with non contrast CT imaging without the administration of intravenous or oral contrast (CT-KUB). The accuracy of CT-KUB in diagnosing urinary stones is reported to be 97 %. (Low 2013) Stone

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