MercyAscot Haematuria and Renal Colic Clinic
CT Scan of Urinary Tract
You will undergo a CT scan specific for evaluation of the urinary tract, also referred to as “CT-IVU (Intravenous Urography)” which will allow us to evaluate the kidneys and ureters (the ducts which carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder).
Once you have changed into your gown, you will have a cannula inserted into a vein in your arm. A CT radiographer will then inject a small amount of intravenous contrast fluid into your vein. This injection may make you feel hot and flushed but this will quickly pass within a few minutes.
After about 15 minutes, you will proceed to have a CT scan and a second injection of intravenous contrast is given. The contrast will be excreted into your urine and thus outline the urinary tract.
A Radiologist will view your CT images and create a report for the Urologist.