What are Urinary Tract CT Scans?

A Urinary Tract CT scan of the kidneys and bladder are called a CT KUB or CT urogram. This type of scan can find kidney stones, bladder stones, or blockage of the urinary tract.

A special type of CT scan, called a CT intravenous pyelogram (IVP), uses injected dye (contrast material) to look for kidney stones, blockage, growths, infection, or other diseases of the urinary tract. They can also identify stones in the urinary tract, cysts, tumors, and traumatic injury to the kidneys and ureters.

Doctors frequently order urinary tract CT scans to find the cause of urinary incontinence or frequent, urgent urination and aid in determining the blockage of urine. CT scans of the urinary tract can spot abdominal masses, reveal the cause of pain in the groin or lower back, blood in the urine, high blood pressure and even kidney failure.

Urinary Tract CT scan

There are many other types of CT scans. Click any of the ones listed below to find out more:

Abdominal or Abdomen CT scans
Adrenal Gland CT scans
Arm CT scans
Bile Duct CT scans
Brain CT scans
Chest (thorax) CT scans
Gallbladder CT scans
Head CT scans
Leg CT scans
Liver CT scans
Neck CT scans
Pancreas CT scans
Pelvis CT scans
Sinus CT scans
Spine CT scans
Spleen CT scans
Urinary tract CT scans







GOOD SOURCES FOR FURTHER READING: Dictionary of Medical Terms, 4th Edition, from A&C Black Publishers Ltd., Grey's Anatomy, The Classic Collector's Edition, by Henry Gray, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, Second Edition by Mayo Clinic, Howard Gallager, Mayo Foundation, Women's Health, Men's Health and Health for Seniors all by Professor Peter Abrahams, the National Cancer Institute, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Radiology.





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