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
- To detect and diagnose conditions affecting renal structure and functionin;
- To detect obstructions in the upper urinary tract like stones in the kidneys or bladde;
- To detect presence of tumors (abnormal growth) in the kidneys or bladde;
- To detect infections or inflammations in the upper respiratory trac;
- To detect lesions or abscesses in the kidney;
- To guide diagnostic procedures like biopsy or treatment procedures like kidney transplan;
- 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.