A bladder ultrasound is a simple procedure that takes an image of the inside of the bladder, as well as its contents, by using high-frequency sound waves transmitted through a transducer.
How is it Performed?
This procedure is performed the same way in which many other ultrasounds are. A bladder ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure and is not painful. It is performed by a sonographer who will put a clear gel on the patient’s lower abdomen between the belly button and pelvis. Then the ultrasound technician will firmly press a transducer that will emit high-frequency sound waves.
How to Prepare
Bladder ultrasound preparation is extremely minimal. Your ultrasound technician will let you know whether you need a full or empty bladder during your test.