Bladder ultrasound (Bladder scan)

Method of assessing bladder volume and other bladder conditions using ultrasonography to determine the amount of urine retention or post-void residual urine.

Used in the acute care, rehabilitation, and long-term care environments.

Noninvasive alternative to bladder palpation and intermittent catheterization used to assess bladder volume, urinary retention, and post-void residual volume in postoperative patients.

Useful in patients with urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, enlarged prostate, urethral stricture, neurogenic bladder, and other lower urinary tract dysfunctions.

Useful in patients with spinal cord injuries, stroke, diabetes, and mental handicaps that may reduce the sensation of bladder fullness, thereby interfering with appropriate voiding.

May be used in rehabilitation for bladder assessment and training.

Bladder scans be used to evaluate bladder function, UTIs, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, and bladder dysfunction associated with other medical conditions.

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