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Bladder / Kidney Stones

Diagnostic Tests

If stones are suspected in the urinary tract, the following tests may be ordered:

  • KUB (kidney, ureter, bladder) is an X-ray that provides a view of all the places stones can be found.
  • IVP (intravenous pyelogram) is an X-ray that uses an intravenous dye (to locate stones).
  • Renal ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the kidney, ureter and bladder.
  • CT scan is an X-ray test that takes pictures of very small sections of the body.

A 24-hour urine collection may be ordered and then sent to a special lab to determine what is causing the stones to form.

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Causes of Bladder / Kidney Stones

Signs and Symptoms of Bladder / Kidney Stones

Treatment for Bladder / Kidney Stones

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Preventive Action


Last Updated: 01/2011