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Why the Doctor May Not Order a CT Scan for Kidney Stones (ACEP)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Imaging
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American College of Emergency Physicians
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 08/29/2016
The emergency physician or nurse might test your urine to check for signs of kidney stones and infection. The staff may also do a blood test to make sure your kidneys are working well. For most people, those are the only tests needed to diagnose kidney stones, along with a health history.