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Chabner Chapter 7

The Urinary System (Lab Tests & Clinical Procedures)

Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) (laboratory test) Measurement of urea levels in blood.
Creatinine clearance (laboratory test) Measurement of the rate at which creatinine is cleared from the blood by the kidney.
CT scan (x-ray) X-ray images show multiple cross-sectional and other views of organs and tissues.
Cystoscopy Direct visualization of the urethra and urinary bladder with an endoscope (cystoscope).
Dialysis Process of separating nitrogenous waste materials from the blood.
Kidneys, ureters, and bladder (KUB) (x-ray) X-ray ecamination (without contrast) of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder.
Lithotripsy Urinary tract stones are crushed.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Changing magnetic field produces images of the kidney and surrounding structures in three planes of the body.
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