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Kidney, Bladder and Urinary Tract Ultrasound Scan

KUB & Bladder Ultrasound Scan - £175.00

For Women:
Includes the evaluation of the: Kidney, Bladder, Ureter.

For Men:
Includes the evaluation of the: Kidney, Bladder, Prostate, Ureter.

What is a Kidney, Bladder, and Urinary Tract Ultrasound?

A kidney, bladder, and urinary tract ultrasound is a procedure that examines the kidneys, bladder, and the urinary tract. This imaging technique is essential for diagnosing conditions such as:

  • Kidney stones
  • Bladder stones
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney cysts
  • Tumors in the kidneys or bladder

The procedure is typically painless and can be completed within 20 minutes, making it a convenient and effective diagnostic option.

Importance of Kidney, Bladder, and Urinary Tract Ultrasound Reports

The ultrasound report is a critical component of the diagnostic process. It provides detailed information about the findings from the scan and helps guide further medical treatment and decisions. A comprehensive kidney, bladder, and urinary tract ultrasound report includes:

  • Detailed descriptions of the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract
  • Measurements of organ size and structure
  • Identification of abnormalities such as stones, cysts, or tumors
  • Assessment of blood flow in the renal arteries
  • Recommendations for further tests or treatments if needed

Why Are These Reports Important?

Accurate and thorough ultrasound reports ensure that your healthcare provider has all the necessary information to make informed decisions about your health. They can help:

  • Confirm or rule out diagnoses
  • Monitor the progression of certain conditions
  • Plan surgeries or other treatments
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of previous treatments

At London Private Ultrasound, we pride ourselves on delivering detailed and precise reports to support your healthcare journey.

Key Terminology in a Kidney, Bladder, and Urinary Tract Ultrasound Scan Report

Understanding the terminology used in kidney, bladder, and urinary tract ultrasound scan reports can help you better comprehend your results. Here are some key terms you might encounter:

  • Echogenicity: Refers to the ability of tissues to reflect ultrasound waves. Tissues can be hyperechoic (bright), hypoechoic (dark), or anechoic (no echoes).
  • Lesion: A general term for any abnormality seen on the scan.
  • Cyst: A fluid-filled sac that appears anechoic (dark) on ultrasound.
  • Hydronephrosis: Swelling of a kidney due to a build-up of urine.
  • Calculi: Another term for stones, commonly used to describe kidney or bladder stones.
  • Mass: A solid or mixed (solid and cystic) abnormal growth.
  • Doppler: A technique used to assess blood flow within vessels.
  • Hydroureter: Swelling of a ureter due to a build-up of urine.

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  • Pain and discomfort in the kidney region
  • going to the toilet reputedly - Frequency
  • Urinary incontinence - Dribbling
  • waking up at night one or more times for voiding – Nocturia
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Possibility of enlarged prostate
  • Evidence of Infection in the kidney or urinary tract (urine infection)
  • Evidence of sudden abnormal kidney function (AKD)
  • Blood in the urine (visible or non-visible)
  • Red or dark brown urine
  • Family history of kidney and urinary tract disease
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Follow up on previous findings
In this scan we will
  • Take your relevant medical history
  • Provide 10 minutes consultation
  • Explain all findings during and after your ultrasound scan
  • Write an official scan report within 24 hrs, with appropriate images included in the report
  • Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
  • Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if needed
  • Cancer, tumour, cyst, stone, and retention in the kidney
  • Enlargement, cancer, tumour, cyst, calcification in the prostate
  • Evidence of Infection or inflammation in the kidney or urinary tract
  • Abnormal kidney appearance like; size, shape, and general appearance
  • Evidence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)Evidence of kidney-related High Blood Pressure (Secondary Hypertension)
  • Follow up on previous findings; Post nephrectomy
  • Tumour, cyst, diverticula, trabecula, and thrombose in the bladder
  • Inflammation of the urinary bladder - Cystitis
  • Cancer or other life-threatening diseases in the kidney, prostate, ureter, or urinary bladder.
  • Fluid collection in the upper and lower abdominal cavity
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
In some cases, we will recommend a relevant blood test.
  • You can eat or drink as usual.
  • You must drink at least one litre of water one hour before your appointment.
  • Please make sure your bladder is full when you attend hospital for you scan
  • If you are on medication, please take your medicines on time.
Our Ultrasound Specialists will explain the procedure before your scan. You will be guided to lie on your back on the examination couch. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your abdomen or lower abdomen. Our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce diagnostic ultrasound images. You will not feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan. The kidney and urinary tract ultrasound Scan is regularly completed within 20 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.
You will receive your results verbally after the scan. However, the Sonographer will examine the relevant images after your appointment and prepare a written report after your scan or within 24 hours with any recommended actions. The report will be sent to you so that you can discuss the findings with your doctor, if required.
There are no risks or side effects associated with the kidney and urinary tract private ultrasound scan. Ultrasound does not use any radiation, which is why doctors prefer to use them to check on developing babies in pregnant women.
Urgent health conditions can happen at any time of the day or night. In London Private Ultrasound, we offer emergency kidney and urinary tract and prostate ultrasound service late evenings, during weekends, Saturdays, or Sundays. Please call 07414165515 to book your urgent kidney, bladder and prostate ultrasound appointment now. (Terms and conditions apply)
Combining your ultrasound scan with one of our screening tests will give you a better picture of your health. We will recommend any beneficial screenings when you book online and will also recommend any further tests or screenings after your ultrasound scan. Please add your requested screening ultrasound, blood test, or health check-up while you are booking your ultrasound scan appointment.
Giulia Richard
Giulia Richard
2024-05-20
Absolutely amazing service. Sonographer checked absolutely everything while explaining what she was doing and seeing on screen at every step, really put my mind at ease when the NHS couldn't. I strongly recommend.
Paul Razvan Berg
Paul Razvan Berg
2024-05-20
Top notch clinic with friendly staff
Jade A
Jade A
2024-05-19
Very fast and great service. I was seen as soon as I walked through and the staff were welcoming. I was nervous as it’s my first time getting an ultrasound on my breasts but the doctor made me feel more at ease. Would definitely recommend.
Tracey Pavitt
Tracey Pavitt
2024-05-18
I had an ultrasound for a worrying neck lump and wait time on NHS was so long I decided it was worth paying for a private scan. I was able to self refer. I saw Reza who put me at ease and was very thorough and talked me through his findings. I later received a detailed report. I paid £195 and think it was definitely worth it and wouldn’t hesitate to use this service again.
William Cannell
William Cannell
2024-05-17
Absolutely first class. An extremely competent and patient friendly operation with the very best equipment, and available for urgent appointments. The doctor carried out the scan efficiently and explained everything, attentive to all my concerns and questions. The booking was easy, there was no wait and the doctor was kind enough to send me the report on the same day for an urgent hospital consultation. I used London Private Ultrasound because my consultant's hospital had no available slots and I am very glad that I did.
Simon Cheifetz
Simon Cheifetz
2024-05-16
Doctor inspired confidence, was sympathetic, explained condition well - very happy with the service
tammygun1
tammygun1
2024-05-13
Great clinic - clinicians who listen, are thorough and highly professional. Very little waiting time and both my diagnosis and procedure (Baker cyst drainage and steroid injections) were carried out to a high standard and everything dealt with in a few days. I have had very little after pain and made a quick recovery. I was hesitant about going private and spending the money - I am neither wealthy nor health insured - but it has been well worth it to be pain free and get on with my life. Highly recommended.