Posted by Laura on March 6, 2011
The first radiologic test that is performed is the plain abdominal X-ray or KUB. The majority of stones (90%) are radiopaque and can be easily identified on X-rays. The KUB, or Kidney-Ureter-Bladder X-Ray is a simple, noninvasive procedure to identify the location of stones. Some stones are radiolucent such as uric acid and some cystine stones. These may not appear on plain X-rays.
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