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Why is a kub that is done to kidneys?

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
11 doctors agree

In brief: It is an XRay

Kub is an abbreviation of the order for an xray study of the "kidneys, ureters and bladder".

In brief: It is an XRay

Kub is an abbreviation of the order for an xray study of the "kidneys, ureters and bladder".
Dr. James Cain
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Plain radiograph

KUB stands for kidney, ureter, and bladder.
It is plain radiograph originally looking for calcifications or stones in kidneys , ureters, and bladder. It is also useful for detecting some bowel abnormalities such as bowel obstruction,free air in abdomen, enlargement of spleen , and regional skeletal abnormalities.

In brief: Plain radiograph

KUB stands for kidney, ureter, and bladder.
It is plain radiograph originally looking for calcifications or stones in kidneys , ureters, and bladder. It is also useful for detecting some bowel abnormalities such as bowel obstruction,free air in abdomen, enlargement of spleen , and regional skeletal abnormalities.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Xray

A kub is a plain film of the abdomen; it is titled "kidneys, ureter, bladder.
" it actually is not really the best test to look at these organs, but it was long ago named such. These organs are within the xray "field" however.

In brief: Xray

A kub is a plain film of the abdomen; it is titled "kidneys, ureter, bladder.
" it actually is not really the best test to look at these organs, but it was long ago named such. These organs are within the xray "field" however.
Dr. Lori Wagner
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