Key Information

Size and location of primary tumor, extension into pubic bone; spread to adjacent tissues or organs; regional lymph nodes; sites of distant organs or lymph nodes involved

  • Chest X-ray
  • KUB (Kidneys-ureter-bladder)
  • IVP (Intravenous Pyelogram)
  • Retrograde Pyelogram
    Cystogram: x-rays to visualize the bladder after the introduction of radiopaque contrast via urethral catheter. After the patient voids, air may be used as a second contrast agent. Also called cystography, double contrast cystogram.

    Key words/involvement:
    Stricture, mass, mass effect, metastases, lytic lesion, osteolytic lesion, blastic lesion, osteoblastic lesion, surface irregularities of bladder, filling defect in the bladder, non-functioning kidney, ureteral obstruction

    Other words/no involvement:
    If there is no specific reference to abnormality in the bladder

  • Lymphangiogram
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Imaging, Abdomen/pelvis
  • Imaging, Bone
  • Imaging, Brain
  • Imaging, Liver/spleen

For more information about imaging, you may visit the following pages in the Diagnostic Tests module: Other Imaging.