CT scanning - also called CAT scanning - is a non-invasive test that uses special x-ray
equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images of the inside of the
CT scans from a urologic perspective are taken of the abdomen and pelvis. These are
done to determine causes of blood in the urine either grossly or microscopically, recurrent
urinary tract infections, to diagnose or rule out kidney stones, to follow-up for urinary
malignancies, and reveal sources of abdominal pain.
CT scans can be performed simply with x-ray imaging and/or with the use of oral
contrast or intravenous contrast.
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