Avisina uses the most modern and high quality echo equipment. These are specially designed and fitted for urological conditions (bladder, kidneys, prostate, penis, testis) and can show even the smallest details. The urologist is thus able to give you a clear diagnosis directly and to discuss a possible treatment plan.
Echography is a type of examination which uses a technique that reflects inaudible high frequency sound waves. Each type of tissue in the body reflects the sound waves differently, and a monitor is able to make an image of what the ultrasound machine sees.
The part of the ultrasound machine that transmits and receives the sound waves is called the Transducer. It is a type of scanner which is moved over the skin, allowing the sound waves to be converted into images. The organs and tissues are immediately visible on the screen.
A special gel is first rubbed on the skin. This gel ensures that the sound waves between the body and the ultrasound machine are transmitted properly. If there is any air between the body and the ultrasound machine, it will be visible in the images.
A cystoscopy is an internal examination of the urinary tract and the bladder. It is done using a cystoscope. Avisina uses a flexible cystoscope that is similar to a bladder catheter which gives a view in the bladder and the urinary tract.
The end of the cystoscope contains a tiny camera so that both the urologist and the patient can see the progress on the screen.
Cystoscopy is usually proposed if defects are found in the urinary tract, the prostate, or the bladder, or if the urologist suspects that there may be a problem. Symptoms could include problems with urinating or blood loss during urination.
How does it work?
After a lubricant is applied to the urinary tract and the cystoscope, the thin flexible scope is carefully inserted into the urinary tract. The lubricant also numbs the urinary tract to significantly reduce any unpleasant sensations.
To create enough space and to give a better view, we use the cystoscope to fill the bladder with sterilised water. While filling the bladder, you may feel the need to urinate. This does not last long and disappears quickly.
The whole procedure is fast, only lasting 5 to 10 minutes.