Since few practices can do horizontal beam radiography with standard machines in the operating room, dental radiographic units
mounted on a mobile stand can be used to intraoperatively radiograph calculi at the base of the os penis. It may take awhile
to develop a technique chart and to practice positioning, but a small regular radiograph cassette can be used with acceptable
results. Of course, obtaining a postoperative lateral caudal abdominal radiograph to confirm that no calculus remains is a
good idea as well.
Dr. John S. Parker