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CECT KUB

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Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. 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.
  2. Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
  3. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

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What is CECT KUB?

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 is CECT KUB done?

  1. • To detect and diagnose conditions affecting renal structure and functioning • To detect obstructions in the upper urinary tract like stones in the kidneys or bladder • To detect presence of tumors (abnormal growth) in the kidneys or bladder • To detect infections or inflammations in the upper respiratory tract • To detect lesions or abscesses in the kidneys • To guide diagnostic procedures like biopsy or treatment procedures like kidney transplant • To assess the efficacy of a kidney transplant

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