Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder Ultrasound Scan

Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder Ultrasound Scan

Price: £ 175

Renal and bladder ultrasound is a crucial imaging technique used to evaluate the kidneys, ureters, and bladder, providing valuable diagnostic information for a wide range of urinary tract conditions. At London Private Ultrasound in Central London, we offer advanced renal and bladder ultrasound services to provide comprehensive evaluation and personalized care for individuals with urinary tract health concerns. Let’s delve into the uses, benefits, and diagnostic applications of renal and bladder ultrasound:

Uses and Benefits:

  • Urinary Tract Evaluation: Renal and bladder ultrasound is used to assess the structure, size, and function of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. It helps diagnose various urinary tract conditions such as kidney stones, hydronephrosis, urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder tumors, and urinary retention.
  • Screening and Monitoring: Ultrasound is used for screening and monitoring the progression of kidney disease, bladder disorders, and urinary tract abnormalities. It provides real-time imaging, allowing for dynamic assessment of renal function and urine flow.
  • Guidance for Procedures: Ultrasound provides real-time imaging guidance for various urological procedures, including kidney biopsy, bladder cyst aspiration, and ureteral stent placement. It ensures accurate placement of needles and instruments for optimal outcomes.

Diagnostic Applications:

  • Kidney Evaluation: Ultrasound assesses the kidneys for signs of kidney stones, kidney cysts, hydronephrosis, renal masses, and renal artery stenosis. It measures kidney size, cortical thickness, and renal blood flow.
  • Ureter Assessment: Ultrasound evaluates the ureters for signs of obstruction, dilation (hydroureter), or tumors. It helps identify the location and cause of ureteral blockages and assesses the patency of the ureters.
  • Bladder Examination: Ultrasound assesses the bladder for signs of bladder wall thickening, bladder stones, bladder tumors, and urinary retention. It measures bladder volume and assesses bladder emptying.
  • Post-void Residual Measurement: Ultrasound measures the volume of urine remaining in the bladder after urination (post-void residual), which helps diagnose urinary retention and assess bladder function.

In this scan we will

  • Take your relevant medical history
  • Provide 10 minutes consultation
  • Explain all findings during and after your ultrasound scan
  • Write an official scan report within 24 hrs, with appropriate images included in the report
  • Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
  • Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if needed

  • Cancer, tumour, cyst, stone, and retention in the kidney
  • Evidence of Infection or inflammation in the kidney or urinary tract
  • Abnormal kidney appearance like; size, shape, and general appearance
  • Evidence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Evidence of kidney-related High Blood Pressure (Secondary Hypertension)
  • Follow up on previous findings; Post nephrectomy
  • Tumour, cyst, diverticula, trabecula, and thrombose in the bladder
  • Inflammation of the urinary bladder, Cystitis
  • Cancer or other life-threatening diseases in the kidney, ureter, or urinary bladder.
  • Fluid collection in the upper and lower abdominal cavity
  • Enlarged lymph nodes

In some cases, we will recommend a relevant blood test.

  • You can eat or drink as usual.
  • You must drink at least one litre of water one hour before your appointment.
  • Please make sure your bladder is full when you attend hospital for you scan
  • If you are on medication, please take your medicines on time.

Our Ultrasound Specialists will explain the procedure before your scan. You will be guided to lie on your back on the examination couch. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your abdomen or lower abdomen. Our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce diagnostic ultrasound images. You will not feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan. The kidney and urinary tract ultrasound Scan is regularly completed within 20 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.

You will receive your results verbally after the scan. However, the Sonographer will examine the relevant images after your appointment and prepare a written report after your scan or within 24 hours with any recommended actions. The report will be sent to you so that you can discuss the findings with your doctor, if required.

There are no risks or side effects associated with the kidney and urinary tract private ultrasound scan. Ultrasound does not use any radiation, which is why doctors prefer to use them to check on developing babies in pregnant women.

Private Ultrasound Clinic

All part of our services, from our specialists to our technology and, of course, our clinic, is designed to deliver the greatest possible experience for all of our patients and visitors.

We are conveniently located a stone throw famous Harley Street of London and our clinic is a place where you may feel safe and clean, comfortable, and reassuring environment.

Address: Private Ultrasound Clinic, 27 Welbeck St, London W1G 8EN

private ultrasound

Our Ultrasound Scans