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Urinary Tract and male reproductive system | 2.1 Kidney and ureter
Case 2.1.9 Urinary tract stones
Renal and pelvic stones

Tiny renal and ureteric stones can be detected using the twinkle artefact

Tiny renal stone
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Normal looking kidney without dilatation
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Tiny renal stone
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Tiny renal stone
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The twinkle artefact also works with tiny non obstructing stones in the ureter

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It is not possible to distinguish these tiny stones from the many fleboliths on the conventional X ray

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