A KUB ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging test of the lower abdomen which is generally used to assess the urinary tract. In females, the test is used to produce descriptive images of the urinary bladder and Ureters, while in males the test scans seminal vesicles and prostate gland.
Why get tested?
The test is done to assess various kidney and bladder related disorders such as -
Signs of injury to the kidney
Abnormalities present since birth
Kidney stones or blockages
Complications pertaining to Urinary tract infection
Cysts or tumors
What does it measure?
The test is used to assess the functioning of the lower abdominal area. For females, the test scans the kidneys and ureter while for males along with kidneys, it scans seminal vesicles and prostate gland. The test is basically used as a diagnostic tool to ensure if the patient has an existing infection or a disease related to these organs. The test may also detect kidney stones, cysts, and tumors.
This test includes
Ultrasound KUB (Kidney, Ureter & Bladder)
Fasting may be required before the test is conducted.
The doctor may advise the patient to have a full bladder before the test. This allows clear visualization of the organs.