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April 12, 1941

Gang und Technik der Röntgenuntersuchung auf Harnsteine

JAMA. 1941;116(15):1745. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820150135030

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Abstract

This brochure narrates the procedure of roentgen examination for urolithiasis, with many illustrations and an exact roentgenographic technic. The monograph is evidently intended for the use of general practitioners as well as specialists in urology. All the essentials of roentgenographic technic which have been universally employed for a great many years are noted in detail and the authors make a plea for exact roentgen diagnosis from films rather than the use of urologic instrumental procedures. All the suggestions made are in vogue everywhere, and no new technics are advocated. Intravenous urography is suggested as a useful adjuvant in diagnosis, but the authors warn against the indiscriminate employment of cystoscopic and retrograde pyelographic procedures. This, of course, is contrary to accepted practices among well known urologists. The authors believe however that, if retrograde pyelography is utilized, oxygen is the most harmless pyelographic medium. As there is a general acceptance of iodide

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