U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Elkins, Arkansas
A 35-year-old female asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 29, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.