U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 45-year-old member asked:

How do a plain ct of the kidneyand bladder, and a ct urogram differ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Contrast: A plain ct looks for stones. A ct urogram uses IV contrast (dye) to better evaluate the renal pelvis and ureter (the "tube" connecting your kidneys to your bladder). These structures are not well seen without contrast.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 28-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: CT urogram?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 53-year-old member asked:
What are the differences between a CT and a CT urogram?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old female asked:
2cm bladder mass on ultrasound. Urogram done today. What could this be? Worried about cancer.
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 50-year-old female asked:
Is peritoneal lymph nodes showing up on ct urogram a common finding?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Dec 3, 2022


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.