Ultrasound is a proven technology based on reflections of ultrasonic waves. Ultrasound is used to non-invasively visualize, monitor and perform measurements in the human body.
For bladder volume measurements the bladder is differentiated from surrounding tissues by ultrasonic reflections. Its volume then is calculated based on bladder wall detection and a clinically tested algorithm.
Ultrasound bladder scanners are commonly used in the acute care, rehabilitation, long-term care environments, urology and gynecology. It is a noninvasive alternative to bladder palpation and intermittent catheterization used to assess bladder volume, urinary retention, and post-void residual volume.