Urinary Tract Ultrasound Scan
Urinary Tract Ultrasound Scan – At a Glance
- Ultrasound Scan of the Kidneys, Ureters and Bladder
- For Kidney stones, Urinary Tract Infections, Bladder Issues
- No GP referral is required
- Same time results to take away
- Fully qualified, experienced NHS sonographers
- A full bladder is required
- Same-day appointments are usually available.
- Only £149
- Book Online or over the phone
A renal ultrasound scan is a test to evaluate the health of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. The kidneys are located to either side of the spine, and they are protected by the ribs. The kidneys filter the blood and produce urine.
Urinary tract or waterworks problems are very common, affecting both sexes. Kidney stones can cause immerse pain and blood in the urine. Kidney stones can stop the kidneys from draining to the bladder by blocking the ureters, resulting in what is called hydronephrosis. If hydronephrosis is left untreated, can result in scarring and other significant problems with your kidneys.
Bladder issues are also very common for both sexes. In men can be associated with enlarged prostate; In women can be amongst other causes, the result of uterine fibroids that press on the bladder.
In ideal circumstances, diagnosis and proper treatment/management of the symptoms should be accomplished as soon as possible, but the long NHS waiting list can cause unnecessary pain and distress. This is why our clients take personal responsibility for their health and choose a private ultrasound scan with us.
Reasons for having a urinary tract scan include:
- Pain in the kidney region
- Blood in the urine
- Bladder issues
- Urinary tract infection
- Abnormal kidney function
- Family history of kidney disease
- Abnormal Blood Tests
- Detect many tumours and cancers
- Detect Stones
- Detect water retention (Hydronephrosis)
- Urinary Incontinence
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension
What is the purpose of this kidney scan?
The Urinary Tract scan includes evaluation of:
What is included with this ultrasound scan?
- Ultrasound report and, if needed, a follow-up recommendation.
For this scan, you need to have a full bladder, and it is therefore required that you drink 1lt (2 pints of water) 1 hr before the scan.
What should I expect during the urinary tract ultrasound scan?
Before the ultrasound scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure.
You will be asked to lie on your back and expose your upper abdomen.
A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your skin. The gel will help the transducer to make good contact with the skin. The ultrasound transducer will be placed on the body and will be moved in different directions over the area of interest to obtain the required information/ultrasound images.
There is usually no discomfort from pressure as the transducer or probe as otherwise known, is pressed against the area being examined. However, if scanning is performed over an area of tenderness, you may feel pressure or minor discomfort from the transducer.
Once the ultrasound imaging is completed, the clear ultrasound gel will be wiped off your skin. Any portions that are not wiped off will dry quickly. The ultrasound gel does not usually stain or discolour clothing.
This ultrasound examination is typically completed within 10-20 minutes. After an ultrasound examination, you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately.
Booking an appointment at International Ultrasound Services for a pelvic ultrasound scan is simple. We should be able to arrange an appointment at a convenient time for you. Same day appointments might also be available if you need your scan results quickly.
We will provide a full ultrasound report with your results that you will be able to share with your GP or other healthcare professionals.