Understanding the composition and density of kidney stones plays a key role in determining the most appropriate treatment. CT scans are currently the gold standard of care when it comes to kidney stone imagining because in addition to providing the size and location of the kidney stone, CT scans can also assess the density of kidney stones in Hounsfield Units (HU). The Hounsfield Unit is a radiodensity scale that can identify density of various body parts and kidney stones.
The imaging you receive for your kidney stone can either set you up for success or leave you hanging without critical information. This blog aims to equip you with the knowledge you need to have an educated conversation with your Doctor/Urologist to ensure you receive the appropriate imaging technique for your specific situation.