Patients undergoing a renal tract or pelvic scan are asked to fill their bladder. A renal tract ultrasound looks at your kidneys and bladder. If a patient is experiencing bladder symptoms, the bladder needs to be clearly visualised to look at the shape, outline and contents, to exclude any abnormality or pathology.
Drink approximately 1.5 pints of water an hour in advance of your appointment to ensure the bladder is full enough to see.
Under no circumstances do we want to cause discomfort to our patients and cause an ‘accident’. If a patient informs us that they are desperate and absolutely cannot wait then they are welcome to use our toilets.