Urodynamics and Uroflow Evaluation
Urodynamics and Uroflow Evaluation are examinations used as an aid in the diagnosis and management of urination problems.
Uroflow studies involve voiding into a toilet equipped with a device that measures the rate, duration and volume of urination. This gives the physician a measurable quantification of what happens during the voiding process. Using a bladder scanner afterward to determine the amount of urine remaining in the bladder provides more information.
Urodynamics are a more complex set of tests that provide additional understanding of exactly what is happening with the bladder muscle, prostate and sphincter muscles that are all part of the voiding process. These studies may include cystometrogram, multichannel, or subtracted cystometrogram, uroflowmetry and urethral pressure profile. We have recently acquired a state of the art Mediwatch machine that provides excellent studies!