|CT Scan at Kidneys|
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Reasons for Test
- Other diseases
- Abdominal pain
- Bowel changes
- Blood in urine or stool
- Evidence of intestinal blockage.
- Urinary difficulties
- Jaundice (yellow skin)
- Weight loss
- Unexplained fever
- Abdominal injury
- Fluid buildup in the abdomen
What to Expect
Prior to Test
- Avoid eating or drinking anything for four hours before the test if contrast will be used.
- Remove any metal objects, such as jewelry, hearing aids, or dentures..
Description of the Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
- Swollen, itchy eyes
- Tightness of throat
- Difficulty breathing
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Radiological Society of North America http://www.radiologyinfo.org
Canadian Association of Radiologists http://www.car.ca
Canadian Radiation Protection Association http://www.crpa-acrp.ca
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 02/2014 -
- Update Date: 06/24/2013 -