Urinary stones are detected using the following tests:
A urine test is carried out to determine if you are excreting too much minerals that contribute to urinary stone formation or too little inhibiting compounds.
X-rays are taken of the urinary system and are checked for the presence of urinary stones.
This uses sound waves and high frequency radio waves to create images of organs in the urinary system and allows the doctor to check for the presence of urinary stones.
An Intravenous Urogram is performed to locate urinary stones that do not show up on normal X-rays. You will need to fast for 4 to 6 hours before the test. A contrast dye is injected and a series of X-rays taken as the dye travels through the urinary system.