Role of twinkling artifact in characterization of urinary calculi

ALAN C., Kocoglu H., Kosar S., KARATAĞ O., Resit Ersay A., Erhan A.

ACTAS UROLOGICAS ESPANOLAS, vol.35, no.7, pp.396-402, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.acuroe.2011.02.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.396-402
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Stone characterization is becoming important before decision of treatment such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Some studies have reported that the twinkling artifact (color-flow ultrasonography artifact) may be useful to detect urinary stones. This study aims to determine whether the presence or absence of the twinkling artifact is correlated with the chemical composition of the stones.