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How is genitourinary imaging done?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2015
Question: WHAT IS A GU (Genitourinary) procedure?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
any procedure involving kidney, prostate, bladder, ureter or urethra

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The genital urinary tract refers to the kidney, bladder, prostate, ureter (tube connecting the kidneys and bladder) and urethra (tube through which urine flow out of the body from the bladder through the prostate).

A genitourinary procedure would be any procedure that is taking a look at any aspect of the urinary tract.

This could be a non invasive procedure such as imaging (ultrasound or ct etc) or an invasive procedure.
Since you have a history of prostatic disease, the procedure is likely related to this and may include imaging of the prostate or transurethral (through the urethra) procedures if the prostate is still enlarged.

Eg of transurethral procedures are transurethral ablation or microwave therapy

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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How is genitourinary imaging done?

Brief Answer: any procedure involving kidney, prostate, bladder, ureter or urethra Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic The genital urinary tract refers to the kidney, bladder, prostate, ureter (tube connecting the kidneys and bladder) and urethra (tube through which urine flow out of the body from the bladder through the prostate). A genitourinary procedure would be any procedure that is taking a look at any aspect of the urinary tract. This could be a non invasive procedure such as imaging (ultrasound or ct etc) or an invasive procedure. Since you have a history of prostatic disease, the procedure is likely related to this and may include imaging of the prostate or transurethral (through the urethra) procedures if the prostate is still enlarged. Eg of transurethral procedures are transurethral ablation or microwave therapy I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions