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chap 11

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

digital rectal examination (DRE) Screening test that assesses the rectal wall surface for lesions or abnormally firm areas that might indicate cancer
electromyography (EMG) Measures the contraction of muscles that control urination using electrodes placed in the rectum and urethra
testicular self-examination (TSE) Self-examination of the testes for abnormal lumps or swellings in the scrotal sac
cystoscopy (cysto) Endoscopy of the urinary bladder for evidence of pathology, obtaining biopsies of tumors or other growths, and removal of polyps
nephroscopy Endoscopy of the kidney(s) using a specialized, three-channel endoscope that enables visualization and irrigation of the kidney
urethroscopy Endoscopy of the urethra using a specialized endoscope, typically for lithotripsy or TURP
blood urea nitrogen (BUN) Test that determines the amount of urea nitrogen, a waste product of protein metabolism, present in a blood sample
culture and sensitivity (C&S) Test that determines the causative organism of a disease and how the organism responds to various antibiotics
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) Blood test used to detect prostatic disorders, especially prostatic cancer
semen analysis Test that analyzes a semen sample for volume, sperm count, motility, and morphology to evaluate fertility or verify sterilization after a vasectomy
urinalysis (UA) Battery of tests performed on a urine specimen, including physical observation, chemical tests, and microscopic evaluation
computed tomography (CT) Imaging technique that rotates an x-ray emitter around the area to be scanned and measures the intensity of transmitted rays from different angles
cystography Radiographic examination of the urinary bladder using a contrast medium
cystometrography Procedure that assesses volume and pressure in the bladder at various stages of filling using saline and a contrast medium introduced into the bladder through a catheter
intravenous pyelography (IVP) Radiographic examination of the kidneys, and urinary tract after IV injection of a contrast medium; also called excretory urography (EU)
kidney, ureter, bladder (KUB) radiography Radiographic examination to determine the location, size, and shape of the kidneys in relationship to other organs in the abdominopelvic cavity and to identify abnormalities of the urinary system
nuclear scan Radiology test in which radioactive materials called tracers are introduced into the patient and a specialized camera, which acts as a radiation detector, produces images by recording the emitted tracers
renal Imaging test where a monitor is used to track a radioactive substance as it passes through the kidney
ultrasound (US) Radiograph that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) and displays the reflected echoes on a monitor; also called sonography, echography, or echo
scrotal US used to assess scrotal structures and patency of the vas deferens
voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) Radiological examination of the bladder and urethra performed before, during, and after voiding using a contrast medium to enhance imaging
dialysis Medical procedure used to filter toxic substances from the patient’s bloodstream, such as excess electrolytes and nitrogenous wastes
hemodialysis Method of removing waste substances from the blood by shunting it from the body, passing it through an artificial kidney machine where it is filtered, and then returning the dialyzed blood to the patient’s body
Removal of toxic substances from the body by perfusing the peritoneal cavity with a warm, sterile chemical solution
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