A KUB radiography, also known as a Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder X-ray, is a diagnostic imaging procedure that involves taking X-ray images of the abdomen to visualize the urinary system. The procedure focuses on the kidneys, ureters, and bladder, and it is commonly used to assess the size, shape, and position of these structures.

Here’s an overview of what you can expect during a KUB radiography:


To evaluate the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, and bladder.

To detect conditions such as kidney stones, urinary tract infections, or abnormalities in the urinary system.


You will be asked to lie on an X-ray table, and the radiologic technologist will position you to get the best possible images.

The X-ray machine will focus on the abdomen area, capturing images of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder.

After the Procedure:

Once the X-rays are taken, you can usually resume your normal activities.

Common Indications:

KUB radiography is often used to investigate symptoms such as abdominal pain, blood in the urine, or suspected urinary tract issues.

It is also used to monitor the placement of urinary catheters and to detect the presence of kidney stones.

It’s important to note that while a KUB radiography provides valuable information about the urinary system, it may not be as detailed as other imaging modalities such as CT scans. In some cases, additional imaging tests may be recommended for a more comprehensive evaluation, depending on the clinical situation.