Clinical utility of computed tomography Hounsfield characterization for percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a cross-sectional study.
- Andrea Gallioli,
- Elisa De Lorenzis,
- Luca Boeri,
- Maurizio Delor,
- Stefano Paolo Zanetti,
- Fabrizio Longo,
- Alberto Trinchieri,
- Emanuele Montanari
BMC Urol 2017 Nov 16;17(1):104. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Department of Urology, University of Milan, Via della Commenda 15, 20122, Milan, Italy.
Background: Computed Tomography (CT) is considered the gold-standard for the pre-operative evaluation of urolithiasis. However, no Hounsfield (HU) variable capable of differentiating stone types has been clearly identified. The aim of this study is to assess the predictive value of HU parameters on CT for determining stone composition and outcomes in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). Read More