Harmless kidney stone or cancer…your call

Top 10 reasons NOT to order a CT scan for suspected renal colic

  1. Cancer risk
  2. Patient expectations
  3. Imaging begets imaging
  4. Generally good prognosis
  5. Hydronephrosis is not an emergency
  6. Imaging begets urology referrals
  7. Wait and see
  8. Reframing the question
  9. UA + US = done
  10. Low dose CT

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