Kidneys and Urinary System

Ultrasound KUB Scan

The Kidney and Bladder Ultrasound, or Renal Ultrasound, will use high frequency sound waves transmitted through a transducer (probe) to visualize and assess your kidneys, ureters (small muscular tubes that join the kidneys with the bladder) and urinary bladder.

No fasting is needed. You will need to keep a full bladder for ultrasound of the pelvis.

 

CT Scan Urography

A computerized tomography (CT) urogram is an imaging exam used to evaluate your urinary tract, including your kidneys, your bladder and the tubes (ureters) that carry urine from your kidneys to your bladder.

You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your exam. You may be given a gown to wear during the procedure. Metal objects including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins may affect the CT images and should be left at home or removed prior to your exam. You may also be asked to remove hearing aids and removable dental work. You may be asked not to eat or drink anything for several hours beforehand, especially if a contrast material will be used in your exam. You should inform your physician of any medications you are taking and if you have any allergies, especially to contrast materials. Also inform your doctor of any recent illnesses or other medical conditions, and if you have a history of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease or thyroid problems. Any of these conditions may increase the risk of an unusual adverse effect.

Women should always inform their physician or technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.

Uroflowmetry

Uroflowmetry is a test that measures the volume and speed of urine released from the body, and how long the release takes

  • Male >50 years old
  • Female (Having attained menopause)
  • Enlarge prostate
  • Pass urine frequently (Morning / Night)
  • Urgency for urination
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bladder problem for Patients with Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson
  • Disease and Spine Disease
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Prolapse of the uterus
  • Ensure patient has full bladder (but not extremely full as it will cause obstructive flow)
  • Fasting is not required
  • Sedation is not required
  • Pregnant women are allowed to take the test
  • Post voiding ultrasound scan is required after Uroflowmetry.

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