CT - IVU (UROGRAPHY)

CT - IVU (UROGRAPHY)

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CT - IVU (UROGRAPHY) creates images of the kidneys, the ureters (tubes that transport urine from the kidneys to the bladder), and the bladder in order to evaluate their condition and to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of problems. CT - IVU (UROGRAPHY) is commonly used to diagnose: Causes of blood in the urine, Causes of pain in the patient?s side or lower back, Kidney stones, Tumours in the kidneys, ureters, or bladderHow does CT work? CT uses X-rays to perform its work. These X-rays come from an X-ray tube which is placed inside a square machine called the gantry. The part of your body to be scanned goes inside a hole in this gantry. Why is CT such a good modality? Ordinary X-ray pictures are one-dimensional representations of body parts but CT allows us to section the body to view its inner parts. Thus, the skull X-ray only shows us the outer part, whereas CT shows us the inner parts of the brain. Where is CT useful? All parts of the body can be scanned with CT. For each part, there are specific indications or reasons for scanning. Your referring doctor and the consultant radiologist are the best judges of the usefulness of CT scanning in a specific situation and areas. Are there any dangers of CT scanning? Though X-rays involve radiation, there are no dangers, in practice. In women who are pregnant, however, CT scanning should be done after weighing all the risks. What is the injection that I may receive? Majority of the patients will be injected with a "dye" which enhances the ability of CT scans to pick up abnormalities. This is routine. The dye used is a non-ionic contrast medium, which is much safer than the routine, cheaper, ionic dyes. Are there any complications because of the "dye"? 0.5% of patients may get nausea and redness of the skin. Though severe reactions are known, these are very rare and uncommon.


Why is CT - IVU (UROGRAPHY) done ?

Urography uses imaging and CONTRAST material to evaluate or detect blood in urine, kidney or bladder stones, and cancer in the urinary tract.

CT - IVU (UROGRAPHY) Instructions

CCO:
Ask for the status of pregnancy or breastfeeding in a female patient.Ask for any previous allergies to contrast matierial.Serum creatinine test should be done before the procedure.No food intake 6 hrs prior to CT SCAN. Only liquids can be taken untill CT SCAN is done.Metformin/Glibenclamide should be withheld on the day of procedure and for atleast 48hrs after the procedure . All the other regular medications can be taken with sips of water. Ask if the patient have had any barium studies done in the past 4 days.Ask for any history of claustrophobia.

SLAs:
For CT test scheduled before 8 AM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For CT test scheduled after 8 AM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
Confirm the compliance of preparations required.Check for the Serum creatinine levels.Ask the patient to wear comfortable clothes free of metals, zippers, hooks.Ask the patient to empty the bladder before entering CT SCAN room.

SLAs:
For CT test scheduled before 8 AM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For CT test scheduled after 8 AM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is CT - IVU (UROGRAPHY) ?

CT urography (CTU or CT-IVU) has now largely replaced traditional IVU in imaging the genitourinary tract. It gives both anatomical and functional information, albeit with a relatively higher dose of radiation. The aim is to illustrate the collecting systems, ureters and bladder with intravenous CONTRAST, albeit in a single acquisition as opposed to the multiple and more dynamic traditional IVU. Visualization of other structures in the abdomen is also better with CTU than with traditional IVU. Upper tract tumors, strictures and to a degree the function of the kidney can be assessed.