Urology Services

Diagnostic Testing

Testing may be necessary as part of your urological work up and the diagnostic process.  Tests may include:

Biopsy

A biopsy is used to diagnose a medial condition and can be obtained by removing a small amount of tissue with a special tool.  This sample is then sent to a special lab for examination by a pathologist.  The pathologist's report helps your healthcare provider treat your condition properly.

CT Scan

Otherwise known as a CAT scan, a CT scan is computer axial tomography.  CT is used commonly as a diagnostic tool in urology.  Urology Specialists is proud to operate its own CT department.  Our CT department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) which conducts a rigorous exam of our CT staff, procedures and equipment.  You are invited to ask your CT tech questions as well as read more information about the CT process through these helpful links.

ACR Patient Information.pdf
ACR Patient Rights.pdf
Urology Care Foundation

Cystoscopy

A cystoscopy (cystourethroscopy or commonly called "cysto") is a procedure that allows your urologist to look inside your bladder and urethra.  Please visit MedlinePlus for more detailed information.

Urine Cytology

This test is done to examine your urine for cancer cells.  It is done through a painless "clean catch" urine sample which is then processed in the lab.

Ultrasound Imaging/Post-Void Residual

Used as a diagnostic tool, ultrasound is painless and requires little preparation.  In urology, ultrasound imaging can be used to scan for residual urine after bladder emptying as well as problems involving the scrotum, kidneys and bladder.  You can visit Urology Care Foundation for more information and more detailed descriptions.

Stone Analysis

Analysis of a kidney stone is done by a lab to see what chemicals make up the stone.  The analysis is done on a stone that has either passed on its own through the urine or is removed surgically.  The analysis will show what kind of stone it is and will therefore guide your healthcare provider in treatment and prevention of future stones.

Urinalysis (UA)

A urinalysis is performed by taking a "clean catch" urine sample and examining it in the lab.  The lab will be looking for bacteria or blood in the urine.

Urodynamics

This testing is done to help identify specific urological problems including bladder control isses, weak stream and not fully emptying the bladder.  There are several steps to the urodynamics testing.  Find more information by visiting Urology Care Foundation.