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Diagnostic Procedures of the Urinary System

angiography contrast dye is injected into the blood stream to view clots, tumors of the arteries, and veins of the kidneys
blood urea nitrogen (BUN) blood test to measure kidney function, measures the amount of urea in the blood
clean catch specimen after the urinary meatus is cleaned, a urine sample is collected after urination has begun
catheterization a sterile tube (catheter) is inserted into the bladder to obtain a urine specimen
creatinine clearance blood test to determine the kidneys filtering rate of removing creatinine from the blood
cystography xray of the bladder, conducted by inserting dye through a catheter
cystometrogram graphic recording of volumes and pressure in the bladder
cystoscopy visual exam of the bladder by inserting a cystoscope
cystoscope with retrograde pyelogram visual exam of the bladder, then xrays are taken of the kidney, ureter, and bladder after dye is inserted into the urethra
cystourethroscopy cystoscope is inserted through the urethra into the bladder to view the interior surface
excretory urography dye is injected into the bloodstream and xrays are taken of the kidney to track the excretion of the dye
intravenous pyelogram (IVP) dye is injected into the blood stream and xrays are done of the renal pelvis
nephrotomography sectional view xray of the kidney
renal artery doppler ultrasound study of the renal arteries
renal biopsy removal of a piece of kidney for microscopic examination
renal scan radioactive dye is injected in the blood stream and a scan is taken to determine blood vessel diameter, obstructions, and individual kidney function
renal ultrasound ultrasound waves produce images of the kidneys for visualization
serum electrolyte level measures the amount of sodium, potassium, and chloride in the blood
technetiumcystogram radioisotope is used to outline the bladder and an xray is taken
transurethral biopsy removal of a piece of kidney for microscopic examination that is taken through the urethra
ureterography dye study of the ureters
urinalysis analysis of urine for physical, chemical, and microscopic properties
urine culture and sensitivity (C&S) laboratory test to determine the bacteria in the urine and the antibiotic sensitivity
urography xray using contrast medium of the urinary tract
voiding cystourethrography xray taken while the patient is voiding
xray of the kidneys, ureter, and bladder (KUB) plain xray used to determine size and location of the kidney, ureter, and bladder
Created by: kate8686