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Kidney Stones, Treatments · 2 mins

Why Are My Kidney Stones Not Showing Up on X-Ray? 

Why Are My Kidney Stones Not Showing Up on X-Ray? 
August 4th, 2022

Ever had a kidney stone that didn’t show up on your X-ray? This is due to a little-known concept called radio-opacity.

In the realm of radiology, radio-opacity refers to a structure’s capacity to absorb radiation. This characteristic determines how a structure appears on an X-ray. The type of stone you have directly influences its visibility on X-rays.

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