Urinary System Procedures

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  1. Nephrologist
    a physician specializing the kidneys
  2. Cystoscopy
    looking into the urinary bladder with a fiberoptic instrument
  3. Intravenous Pyelogram
    • special x-ray showing the drainage pattern of the kidneys
    • a dye opaque to x-rays is injected into a vein, after a waiting period for the blood and dye to pass through the kidneys the x-ray is taken of the collecting system of the kidney, ureter and bladder
  4. Retrograde pyelogram
    dye opaque to x-rays is flushed backwards up the urethra and bladder and up the ureters into the kidney
  5. voiding cystourethrogram
    after retrograde pyelogram urination
  6. dialysis
    procedure for cleansing the blood of waste products in individuals with decreased function/no function/ or nephrectomy to remove waste products
  7. Lithotripsy
    crushing kidney stones via soundwaves
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Urinary System Procedures
2015-04-10 16:33:04
Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology
Urinary System Procedures
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