A CT scan is a type of x-ray. It uses a computer to make pictures of the inside of the body. In this case, images of the abdomen are taken.

CT Scan at Kidneys
kidney CT scan
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A CT scan is done to study the organs and tissue in your abdomen. Your doctor will look for signs of:

  • Injury
  • Tumors
  • Infections
  • Other diseases

Your doctor may recommend an abdominal CT scan if you have the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bowel changes
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Evidence of intestinal blockage.
  • Urinary difficulties
  • Jaundice (yellow skin)
  • Weight loss
  • Unexplained fever
  • Abdominal injury
  • Fluid buildup in the abdomen