What is KUB?

A kidney, ureters, and bladder (KUB) is an X-ray study that helps the specialist to examine the organs in the urinary and gastrointestinal processes.KUB is an ultrasound of the abdomen which is done to test the urinary tract. In women, the kidneys, urinary bladder, and ureters are screened, while males are scanned for seminal vesicles and prostate gland.

Purpose of KUB


To check the pelvic region for reasons of abdominal pain, or to evaluate the organs and tissues of the urinary and/or gastrointestinal (GI) system, KUB X-ray can be done. 

It will also help the doctor to detect gastrointestinal problems such as:

1. Blockage of the intestines

2. Extraneous items in the stomach

3. Unique tumors

What Preparations are needed for KUB?

EAT/DRINK: At least one hour until your appointment, drink 24 ounces of water. Before the treatment, do not drain the bladder. Generally, no previous planning is needed, such as fasting or sedation.

How is KUB performed?

A KUB is a painless, non-invasive treatment that can be undertaken at an imaging facility or in the clinic.The patient will be asked to lay on their back on an x-ray table and then the x-ray machine will be positioned over the abdomen of the patient.

What are the risks of KUB?

During a KUB, the patient is subjected to low levels of radiation. But compared to the benefits of the KUB, the effects of radiation exposure are very small.


Dr. Manju Whig Singh is transparent in her vision of getting an accurate diagnosis and achieving the best possible result with the aid of the new instruments and technology.