Bladder Ultrasound is an exam that obtains multiple longitudinal and transverse images of the bladder by using sound waves. A hand-held transducer (probe) is used to create images of the
bladder. It can assist in diagnosing problems, such as inflammatory process, obstruction and bladder masses both benign and malignant.
- 32 ounces of water must be consumed one hour prior to exam time.
- Children 12 years and under should drink only 16 ounces of water within one hour before exam time.
- Do not empty your bladder until exam is complete.
- Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment with a prescription if your doctor has given one to you.
- You will lie on an exam table with your pelvis exposed.
- A non-greasy gel will be applied to your skin during the exam.
- The sonographer will use a hand-held transducer (probe) against your pelvis to obtain images of your bladder.
- Let the technologist know:
- If you have difficulty holding your bladder.
- If you have had pelvic surgery.
- If you take any medications.