A CT three-phase study KUB is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure to scan the kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder for any diseases or abnormalities.
What is a CT three phase study KUB?
A CT three phase study KUB procedure detects any tumours, obstructions and other abnormalities.
- A CT three phase study KUB takes cross-sectional images.
- It detects the calcification of kidneys and renal lesions in unenhanced phase.
CT three phase study KUB assists diagnosis of renal diseases, tumors, kidney stones, and helps ascertain the need for surgery.
How is CT three phase study KUB performed?
The standard procedure for a CT Three-Phase Study KUB is
- The patient lies down on the table.
- An intravenous contrast may be
- The patient is asked to hold their breath and stay still during CT three–phase study KUB.
- X-rays rotate around the body and images are taken.
The data obtained during a CT three-phase study KUB is processed to form a 3D image.
Risks of a CT three phase study KUB
Radiation exposure is unavoidable in CT three-phase study KUB. There are some other side-effects:
- A CT three phase study KUB not advised during pregnancy.
- There may be allergic reactions to the contrast.
- There is a risk of kidney damage to patients with kidney problems.
Preparation before performing CT three phase study KUB
Some of the things to keep in mind before the procedure –
- You will have to wear a loose gown during the scan.
- Please remove any accessories before the CT three phase study KUB.
- Follow the doctor’s advice regarding food, water, and medication before the procedure.
Post-care for CT three phase study KUB
The patient is monitored for a few hours after the CT three phase study KUB and can later resume routine activities. Medication may be prescribed in case of an allergic reaction or pain after the scan.
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