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Test Description

Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) scan of the Kidneys Ureter Bladder (KUB) is a diagnostic procedure in which a contrast material is injected and the rotating beams of X-rays are used to create cross sectional images of the urinary tract which includes the kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder. These cross sectional images are then used to form a three dimensional image of these organs to detect and diagnose various disorders.

Why Get Tested

  1. To detect and diagnose conditions affecting renal structure and functionin;
  2. To detect obstructions in the upper urinary tract like stones in the kidneys or bladde;
  3. To detect presence of tumors (abnormal growth) in the kidneys or bladde;
  4. To detect infections or inflammations in the upper respiratory trac;
  5. To detect lesions or abscesses in the kidney;
  6. To guide diagnostic procedures like biopsy or treatment procedures like kidney transplan;
  7. To assess the efficacy of a kidney transplant


  • Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
  • Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the X-ray.

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