Jefferson University Hospitals

Kidney, Ureter & Bladder X-ray

Jefferson physicians use kidney, ureter and bladder (KUB) X-rays to diagnose the cause of abdominal pain, such as masses, perforations or obstructions. A KUB X-ray may be taken to evaluate the urinary tract before other diagnostic procedures are performed. Basic information regarding the size, shape and position of the kidneys, ureters and bladder may be obtained with a KUB X-ray.

KUB X-rays are performed by experienced radiologists at Jefferson.