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Urinary system

  1. 1. UrinarySystemChapter 9Shamela Marsh
  2. 2. Extracorporeal Shockwavelithotripsy (ESWL) Isthe use of ultrasound waves to break up stones. Process does not require invasive surgery
  3. 3. Extracorporeal ShockwaveLithotripsy
  4. 4. Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder (KUB) Isan X-ray taken of the abdomen demonstrating the kidneys, ureters, and bladder without using any contrast dye. Also called a flat-plate abdomen.
  5. 5. Genitourinary System (GU) Isthe organs of the urinary system and the female or male sexual organs.
  6. 6. Catheterization (Cath) Isthe insertion of a tube through the urethra and into the urinary bladder for the purpose of withdrawing urine or inserting dye.
  7. 7. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Isan infection, usually from bacteria, of any organ of the urinary system. Most often begins with cystitis and may ascend into the ureters and kidneys. They are most common in women because of their shorter urethra.
  8. 8. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)