Urological Studies

Urodynamics Examination

Urodynamics is an imaging study performed by a Urologist. It is used to assess how your bladder performs under stress.

Procedure:  A small catheter will be inserted in to the urethra and X-ray contrast will pass through the catheter and into your bladder.

The table will then stand you up and you will be asked to do various things to put your bladder under stress whilst x-ray images are obtained.  Once the examination is complete, most of the x-ray contrast will be drained out of your bladder before the catheter is removed.

The X-ray contrast is a colourless liquid used to visualise internal structures on X-ray, in this case the bladder. Most patients experience no complications of problems upon administration.

You will be asked to complete a Contrast Consent form upon arrival to ensure we are informed of any relevant medical conditions prior to the examination.

Preparation:  There is no specific preparation for this examination prior to arrival.

Post Procedure:  The x-ray contrast used is a very sticky liquid. We will provide you with toilet facilities to clean up after the procedure.

 

Cystogram Examination

A Cystogram is an imaging study performed by a Radiologist. It is used to assess your bladder.

Procedure:  A small catheter will be inserted in to the urethra and X-ray contrast will pass through the catheter and into your bladder while images are obtained. If you have an existing catheter, this will be used to introduce the X-ray contrast.

The X-ray contrast is a colourless liquid used to visualise internal structures on X-ray, in this case the urethra. Most patients experience no complications of problems upon administration.

You will be asked to complete a Contrast Consent form to ensure we are informed of any relevant medical conditions prior to the examination.

Preparation:  There is no specific preparation for this examination prior to arrival.

Post Procedure:  The x-ray contrast used is a very sticky liquid. We will provide you with toilet facilities to clean up after the procedure.

 

 

 

Urological Studies available from these locations: