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CT Urogram - About the Exam

Urogram images are used to evaluate and detect abnormalities in portions of the urinary tract, including the kidneys, bladder and ureters. CT urogram can detect kidney or bladder stones, cancers of the urinary tract and other abnormalities.

What you can expect during a CT urogram:

  • Your technologist will begin by positioning you on the CT examination table, usually lying flat on your back.
  • If contrast material is used, a nurse or technologist will inject the contrast through an IV line placed in the hand or arm.
  • The table will move quickly through the scanner to determine the correct starting position for the exams.
  • The table will move slowly through the machine as the actual CT urogram is performed.
  • You may be asked to hold your breath during the CT urogram. Any motion, whether breathing or body movements, can lead to artifacts on the images.
  • When the examination is over, you will be asked to wait until your technologist verifies that the images are of high enough quality for accurate interpretation.

CT exams are generally painless, fast and easy.

Learn how to prepare for CT urogram.

Learn the benefits and risks of CT urogram.

Watch the CT - What to Expect Video.