What is the role of radiography in the workup of hypercalciuria?

Updated: Apr 23, 2019
  • Author: Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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A large proportion of stones is calcified; the stones may be revealed using plain radiography of the abdomen, but this technique may miss a significant number of those that are small or uncalcified.

Other radiographic studies may be indicated if metabolic bone disease is suspected or if a need to determine bone density exists. [29]


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