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
- Large tumors in the bladder
Bladder scan doesn’t check the ovaries, uterus or colon. This test doesn’t require fasting or bowel preparation.