Bladder Scan

Bladder scan also known as bladder ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure to check bladder draining. The urine that remains in the bladder after urinating (“post void residual”) is measured. Bladder ultrasound can give information about:

  • Enlarged prostate
  • Urethral stricture (narrowing)
  • Bladder wall dysfunction
  • Diverticula (pouches) of the bladder
  • Stones
  • Large tumors in the bladder

Bladder scan doesn’t check the ovaries, uterus  or colon. This test doesn’t require fasting or bowel preparation.