Recent developments in computed tomography for urolithiasis: diagnosis and characterization.

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author McLaughlin, Patrick D.
dc.contributor.author Crush, Lee
dc.contributor.author Maher, Michael M.
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Owen J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-13T11:30:52Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-13T11:30:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation McLaughlin, P. D., Crush, L., Maher, M. M. and O'Connor O. J. (2012) 'Recent developments in computed tomography for urolithiasis: diagnosis and characterization' Advances in Urology, 606754 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/606754 en
dc.identifier.volume 606754 en
dc.identifier.startpage (606754) 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage (606754) 7 en
dc.identifier.issn 1687-6369
dc.identifier.issn 1687-6377
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2867
dc.identifier.doi 10.1155/2012/606754
dc.description.abstract Objective. To critically evaluate the current literature in an effort to establish the current role of radiologic imaging, advances in computed tomography (CT) and standard film radiography in the diagnosis, and characterization of urinary tract calculi. Conclusion. CT has a valuable role when utilized prudently during surveillance of patients following endourological therapy. In this paper, we outline the basic principles relating to the effects of exposure to ionizing radiation as a result of CT scanning. We discuss the current developments in low-dose CT technology, which have resulted in significant reductions in CT radiation doses (to approximately one-third of what they were a decade ago) while preserving image quality. Finally, we will discuss an important recent development now commercially available on the latest generation of CT scanners, namely, dual energy imaging, which is showing promise in urinary tract imaging as a means of characterizing the composition of urinary tract calculi. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation, en
dc.rights © 2012 P. D. Mc Laughlin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en
dc.subject Urology en
dc.subject Renal stones en
dc.subject Radiologic imaging en
dc.subject Computed tomography en
dc.subject CT en
dc.subject Endourological therapy en
dc.title Recent developments in computed tomography for urolithiasis: diagnosis and characterization. en
dc.type Article (non peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Owen J. O'Connor, Medicine , University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: oj.oconnor@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2012-09-26T15:49:04Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 169067321
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Advances in Urology en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked No. !!CORA!! Yes en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress oj.oconnor@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 606754


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

© 2012 P. D. Mc Laughlin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2012 P. D. Mc Laughlin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This website uses cookies. By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the UCC Privacy and Cookies Statement. For more information about cookies and how you can disable them, visit our Privacy and Cookies statement