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Transabdominal Pelvic Ultrasound

  • R. Ernest Sosa
  • Pat F. FulghamEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

Transabdominal pelvic ultrasound provides instant noninvasive imagery of the lower urinary tract for the assessment of urologic conditions. It is useful in evaluating patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. The examining physician gains valuable information about the anatomy and function of a patient’s bladder and prostate. In the female patient, bladder hypermobility can be assessed. Urologists performing and interpreting bladder ultrasound will have a specific clinical question in mind as a reason for performing the scan. In order to obtain a good-quality diagnostic image and render an interpretation of the ultrasound findings, it is important to have an understanding of ultrasound machine settings, patient positioning, probe manipulation, normal ultrasound anatomy, and common artifacts.

Keywords

Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Bladder Neck Bladder Outlet Obstruction Bladder Volume Pubic Bone 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of UrologyVeterans Administration Healthcare System, New York HarborManhattanUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyTexas Health Presbyterian DallasDallasUSA

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