Computed tomography of the kidneys
Computed tomography (CT) of the kidneys is a safe and highly informative X-ray diagnosis layerwise scanning method, as a result of which the specialist receives clear images.
Interval, spiral and three-phase studies without contrast or with a dye are used in urology to identify pathologies in the structure, location and functioning of an organ. With the help of CT, it is possible to detect diseases and tumors in the early stages, which can not be detected with plain urography: tumors, stones, angiomyolipoma, cysts, trauma.
|CT genitourinary system (without contrast enhancement)
|CT, genitourinary tract, with IV contrast
|Computed tomography of the kidneys and adrenal glands with intravenous bolus contrast
|Computed tomography of the kidneys and upper urinary tract
|X-ray image printout
Indications and contraindications
Doctor sends the patient on a CT scan of the kidneys in the following cases:
- need to avoid the presence of urolithiasis or tumors;
- suspicion of inflammatory processes of urogenital organs;
- preparation for surgery and transplantation;
- sampling of tissues for research;
- analysis of congenital anomalies of the kidneys and ureters;
- search for metastases and lesions of the lymph nodes of the retroperitoneal region.
Before the procedure, it is necessary to consult a doctor and inform all the characteristics of the body, because there are contraindications to diagnostics:
- decompensated stage of diabetes;
- renal failure;
- allergic reactions to iodide compounds;
- inability to keep still;
- the period of pregnancy and lactation.
CT kidney often performed using contrast agents. The drug is injected into a vein, distributed in the tissues, and after a while the dye is completely excreted in the urine. Contrast images allow to study in detail the structure of the kidneys, blood vessels and their operation.
Preparation for diagnostics
A CT scan of the kidney without contrast does not require special training from the patient. When using the dye, it is necessary to refrain from eating 4-6 hours before the study.
At the time of the procedure it is necessary to remove metal items of clothing and accessories that can get in the surveyed area.
To make an appointment for CT of the kidneys at JSC "Medicina" Clinic (Professor Roytberg Clinic), call in Moscow: +7 (495) 775-73-60.