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, cilt.35, ss.396-402, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.acuroe.2011.02.006
  • Dergi Adı: ACTAS UROLOGICAS ESPANOLAS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.396-402

Özet

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.