Bladder volume determination using a dedicated, portable ultrasound scanner

R. C. Ireton, J. N. Krieger, D. D. Cardenas, B. Williams-Burden, E. Kelly, T. Souci, W. H. Chapman

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Urethral catheterization, the standard method for measurement of bladder volume, is associated with patient discomfort plus the risks of urethral trauma and urinary tract infection. A portable ultrasound instrument that automatically determines bladder volume was used for 164 determinations and the digital readout correlated with the catheterized volume (r2 equals 0.79). This instrument is a noninvasive alternative to urethral catheterization for the determination of bladder volume in most patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-911
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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