A KUB study is ordered by doctors primarily to identify abdominal pain that has yet to be diagnosed and suspected to be of urinary tract origin. This study may also be of interest to people who have kidney stones. A KUB study may assist your doctor in confirming a diagnosis. The study may also benefit someone who has swallowed a foreign object, as it can help the doctor determine whether the object is in the stomach and some one has gall stones.
X-ray images of the structures of your digestive system, including the intestines and stomach, are also obtained during the test. The KUB procedure can assist your doctor in diagnosing a variety of gastrointestinal issues, including:
A blockage or perforation in the intestines, foreign objects in the stomach certain tumours
Gallstones and certain types of kidney stones
It can also be used by your doctor after a procedure.
Disclaimer: It is advised to always consult your doctor for interpreting the test reports.