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Had ct wo contrast of kidneys to look for stones,also had urine checked and fine. forgot to ask if bladder showed up in ct scan, would it have?ct nrml

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Yes, but as a "void": (No pun intended). The bladder, if filled with water, would have shown up on the noncontrast CT scan. The water appears "black", & so not much detail would have been seen there unless a large "white" stone was also present. As with any test, a "normal" scan could be a false negative (missing a small stone or other problem), but in general, a negative scan is reassuring. Best of luck for your healt

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