Ultrasound scanning is the main primary investigation for many of the urologican disorders asociated with men. The male urinary tract includes the kidneys, the bladder and the prostate. Other urological conditions affecting men involve the scrotum, testes and penis.
Ultrasound examination can be performed on the patients bedside in acute situations where the patient is admitted to accident and emergency or as routine investigations. Routine investigations are being performed in an NHS hospital following a doctor's referral or by the private sector. Docto's ultrasound referral is not always required when your scan is undertaken by a private ultrasound provider.
As NHS waiting times for routine ultrasound investigations can be as long as 6 weeks+, it is very common these days for patient to book a private ultrasound instead. Having your ultrasound scan performed by a private ultrasound clinic such as Sonoworld has the advantage of being able to choose the most suitable time and date and the ultrasound results will be with you and your doctor significantly faster than the NHS. You can also combine your private urinary tract scan with any other ultrasound scan for men and blood tests for a wholistic diagnosis.
Common Urological Condition
The most common urological conditions affecting men are: