- If you are experiencing symptoms such as pain in your abdomen and back or blood in your urine.
- It helps diagnose conditions that affect the urinary tract as kidney stones, ureter stones, bladder stones, cancer, infections, trauma, congenital conditions, etc.
- It helps in accessing the functions of kidney.
- Contrast is required. It is recommended not to eat for at least 6 hours before the scan
- During a CT Urography, you lie on a table that passes through a doughnut-shaped opening in the scanner.
- A special dye (contrast material) is put in a vein (IV) in your arm or hand to make the blood vessels easier to see on the scan.
- You can feel warmth while getting the dye injected.
- This scan is used to examine your kidneys, ureters, and bladder.
- It will help your doctor see the size and shape of these structures to see if they are functioning properly and to diagnose problems with your urinary system.
- It tells the doctor the size, shape, location & number of the stones.
- It also helps in treatment planning.