REBEL Core Cast 101.0 – Imaging in Renal Colic

Take Home Points

  1. Many patients with renal colic require a CT scan.
  2. Diagnostic imaging should focus on eliminating concerning mimics; not on clinching the diagnosis of renal colic.
  3. POCUS and radiology department US are important modalities in evaluation of renal colic.

REBEL Core Cast 101.0 – Imaging in Renal Colic


  • Moore CL et al. Imaging in suspected renal colic: systematic review of the literature and multispeciality consensus. Ann Emerg Med 2019; 74: 391-9. PMID: 31412438
  • Corependium: Renal Stone Disease
  • REBEL EM: Kidney Stone Tag
  • Post Created By: Anand Swaminathan MD, MPH
  • Post Peer Reviewed By: Salim R. Rezaie, MD (Twitter: @srrezaie)
Cite this article as: Anand Swaminathan, "REBEL Core Cast 101.0 – Imaging in Renal Colic", REBEL EM blog, May 10, 2023. Available at:

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