Urology Tests and Procedures

  1. Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Kidney

    Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the kidney, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney

  2. Cryotherapy for Prostate Conditions

  3. Cystoscopy for Women
  4. Intravenous Pyelogram

    An intravenous pyelogram is a procedure that uses a combination of contrast dyes and X-rays to look for obstructions in the blood flow of the kidneys or poor kidney function.

  5. Kidney Biopsy

    A kidney biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are removed with a special needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present, or to determine how well the kidney is working.

  6. Kidney Scan

    Detailed information on kidney scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney

  7. Kidney Ultrasound

    Detailed information on kidney ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney

  8. Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray

    A KUB x-ray may be the first diagnostic procedure used to assess the urinary system; to find the cause of abdominal pain, such as masses, perforations, or obstruction; or to evaluate the urinary tract before other diagnostic procedures are performed.

  9. Prostate Biopsy

    A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are removed with a special needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

  10. Prostate/Rectal Sonogram

    A sonogram uses ultrasound technology to allow quick visualization of the prostate and related structures from outside the body. It may be used to examine the prostate gland for evidence of cancer.

  11. Radical Prostatectomy
  12. Retrograde Cystography

    Detailed information on retrograde cystography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract

  13. Retrograde Pyelogram

    A retrograde pyelogram is a type of x-ray that uses dye to highlight the bladder, ureters, and renal pelvis, and is usually performed during a procedure called cystoscopy.

  14. Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

    A transurethral resection of the prostate is a surgical procedure that uses a tiny instrument to remove portions of the prostate gland through the penis, requiring no external incision.

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