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This letter provides excellent dialogue about how we can advance the care of patients with renal colic. Our responses to the comments are below.
It is correct that a CT KUB (kidney, ureter, bladder) has a higher sensitivity than US (ultrasound) and the ability to measure the size and exact location of an obstructing calculus. Given the adverse effects of a CT KUB (significant increased cost, length of stay, radiation and …
Handling editor Ellen J Weber
Contributors WS and RK contributed equally in the writing of this invited submission from the editor.
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