The Role of Computed Tomography Findings in Prediction of Stone Composition


Celik S., ALTAY C., BOZKURT O., KAYA F. H., Demir O., SEÇİL M.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGICAL SURGERY, vol.4, no.2, pp.91-93, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jus.1363
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF UROLOGICAL SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-93
  • Keywords: Hounsfield units, non-contrast computed tomography, stone composition, kidney stone, stone homogeneity/heterogeneity, SHOCK-WAVE LITHOTRIPSY, HOUNSFIELD UNITS, LASER LITHOTRIPSY, ENERGY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Hounsfield units (HU) provides a quantitative assessment of stone density in the urogenital tract on non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) and has the ability to predict treatment success. The difference in HU (HUdiff) value was measured on NCCT in two patients. Our opinion is that HUdiff can predict stone composition before treatment.