3 Things You Need to Know About a CT Urogram

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At ImageCare Radiology, we provide patients with quality radiology services when they need them. Visiting our facility for a CT urogram in New Jersey means our patients will be treated with the care and attention needed to understand and diagnose issues that may be affecting the bladder or urinary tract. A (computerized tomography) or CT urogram is an examination of the bladder, kidneys, and ureters. By examining these parts of the body, our radiologists are able to determine if there are any abnormalities in size or structure, or if there are any diseases present.A picture of a CT scan on a computer next to another computer showing a CT machine.

When a patient comes in for a CT urogram, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • When a CT Urogram is Ordered. This examination is suggested when a patient experiences blood in the urine, pain while urinating, amongst other symptoms.
  • What a CT Urogram can Diagnose. A CT urogram can be used to diagnose bladder stones, kidney stones, tumors and cysts, cancers, infections, and structural abnormalities.
  • CT Urograms are Non-Invasive. CT urograms are non-invasive procedures that use imaging techniques with the help of a contrast dye to outline the structures within your urinary tract, showing enhanced details of your soft tissues and blood vessels.

There are many reasons why a patient may come into our facility for a CT urogram. Often, patients experience symptoms such as pain while urinating, blood in the urine, kidney stones, persisting pain in their side, or persisting pain in their back. By creating cross-sectional images of the urinary tract, our X-rays can help the ImageCare radiologists determine what may be causing your symptoms.

Count on ImageCare Radiology to provide excellent, attentive care while patients receive a CT urogram at our facility. Contact the specialists at ImageCare Radiology in New Jersey to schedule your CT urogram appointment and to learn more about our services.