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Non-contrast computed tomography is preferable for evaluating asymptomatic microhaematuria

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:g

Question What is the preferred imaging study for the evaluation of patients with microhaematuria: computed tomography (CT) or intravenous pyelography (IVP)?

Synopsis Non-contrast computed tomography is more accurate than intravenous pyelography in evaluating patients with flank pain with or without microhaematuria. Less is currently known about the best imaging test for evaluating patients with asymptomatic microhaematuria. In this study, 115 patients presenting to a urology clinic with …

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