Nephrolithiasis on Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder (KUB) Radiography

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KUB shows two dense 1-cm calcifications (arrows) projecting over the mid left kidney consistent with nephrolithiasis.

Follow this link to see the image in context: Basic Radiology, Chapter 9: Radiology of the Urinary Tract 

Follow this link to read more about nephrolithiasis: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e, Chapter 342: Nephrolithiasis

Melanie Allison, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Executive Manager, Education & Learning, McGraw-Hill

Melanie Allison is the Executive Manager of Education & Learning with McGraw Hill. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology and advanced lipid management. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing where she has taught for more than 16 years.