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Terms and Use Conditions

By accessing this site, you acknowledge and agree to terms and conditions listed below. If you do not agree to this Agreement, you are not authorized to access this site.

Any publication or reproduction of the text documents, photographs or content (Materials) of this site is strictly prohibited without the written permission of an authorized representative of the Minnesota Urolith Center. You will not sell, modify, print, copy, reproduce, download, transmit, distribute, publicly display, publish, edit, adapt, compile or create derivative works from any Materials posted on this site. Nothwithstanding the foregoing, you may download or print single copies of Materials for your personal, non-commercial use only for management of patients with lower urinary tract disorders.

All Materials are intended for general consumer informational purposes only. We are providing professional opinions based on scientific research only. Health care advice, diagnosis, consultation, treatment are the responsibility of the applicable health care professional.

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 25, 2018

The Minnesota Urolith Center - University of Minnesota respects the privacy of web site visitors to the extent permitted by law. The online privacy statement is intended to inform you of what information is collected by this web site and how the information is used.

Your use of web sites is subject to the privacy statement of the providers of those web sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave this web site and to read the privacy statement on each web site you visit.


  • We do not sell, rent, trade, or distribute any personally identifiable information obtained from visitors to a third party without your permission, except as required by law.

  • We do use Hawthorne Mackenzie Digital to facilitate our site’s operation. This Minnesota Urolith Center Privacy Policy governs their use of non-personal or personal information.
  • Cookies are used for various purposes within websites to gather information and facilitate navigation. This site uses cookies to help manage the website and improve service. You can configure your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

The Minnesota Urolith Center collects non-personal information about your Internet connection on this web site, including but not limited to:

  • the Internet Protocol and the name of the Internet domain you used to access the Internet

  • the IP address or URL of the web site from which you directly linked to this web site

  • the date and time you accessed this web site

  • the pages visited on this web site

  • the browser and operating system you used to access this web site

The Minnesota Urolith Center uses this non-personal information to help manage the web site and improve service.

The Minnesota Urolith Center uses Google Analytics to gather statistics about web traffic. Information sent to Google Analytics is anonymized; specifically, the last octect of your IP address is removed before it is sent to Google. For more information, read Google Analytic’s privacy policy.

Personally Identifiable Information

Our data gathering and dissemination are governed by state and federal laws, including the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13. Personally identifiable information is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.

We use appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of personally identifiable information submitted to our site and periodically update measures with new technologies.

When appropriate, the Minnesota Urolith Center uses encryption technologies, user authentication systems, and access control mechanisms.

  • You have the ability to edit your account information and preferences at any time by logging into your account at

If you have questions about this site’s collection of information or its online privacy statement, contact

CALCulator Disclaimer

Demographic results are based on a search of our database of over 1 million samples analyzed by the Minnesota Urolith Center for samples similar to yours.

Use CALCuLate and CALCurad and your professional knowledge to help predict  mineral composition. For precise patient management, submit the urolith to the Minnesota Urolith Center for quantitative analysis.

CALCurad Disclaimer

CALCuRad helps determine if urolith dissolution is a potential treatment for canine stones. Results are based on an analysis performed by a machine learning algorithm trained on over 15,000 radiographs of samples of known composition.

Use CALCuRad and CALCuLate and your professional knowledge to help predict mineral composition.

Samples Notice

Biological Samples submitted to the University of Minnesota Urolith Center (“MUC”) become the sole property of the MUC. MUC will have the sole authority regarding disposition of Samples including, but not limited to, the rights to collect, study, store, transfer, and/or dispose of Samples and associated data. MUC and its transferees will retain intellectual property rights in any discoveries or inventions made using Samples. Any intention to retain any rights in or assert any proprietary restrictions on the Samples, must be communicated in writing prior to or at the time of submission of the Samples. A fee for return of samples will be incurred.