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Procedures and Diagnostic Tests Related to the Urinary System

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- Procedures and Diagnostic Tests Related to the Urinary System (continued) Procedure/Test Descrip on Retrograde Pyelogram A diagnostic X-ray in which dye is inserted through the urethra to outline the bladder, ureters, and renal pelvis. Sound Metal rod curved at one end with a handle at the other end, used to treat stricture or an obstruction in the urethra. A physician will pass the sound up the urethra. Ultrasonography, Kidneys The use of high-frequency sound waves to visualize the kidneys. The sound waves (echoes) are recorded on an oscilloscope and film. Abnormal results may indicate kidney tumors, cysts, abscesses, and kidney disease. Urinalysis A laboratory test that consists of the physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of urine. Urography The use of contrast medium to provide an X-ray of the urinary tract.
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