CT for Renal Colic

Avoid ordering CT of the abdomen in emergency department (ED) patients (age <50) with known histories of kidney stones, or urolithiasis, presenting with symptoms consistent with acute uncomplicated renal colic.

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Choosing Wisely Topic: CT for Renal Colicview more button

ACR Appropriateness Criteria: CT for Renal Colicview more button

Choosing Wisely Handout: Why the doctor may not order a CT scan for kidney stones

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Patient-Friendly Appropriateness Criteria Summary

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Imaging Order Simulation: Selecting the best imaging exam for kidney stones

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Podcast: A discussion on ordering imaging exams for renal colic

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Presentation: When to Image Based on Choosing Wisely® and ACR Appropriateness Criteria® — Renal Colic

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