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What is Urodynamics? Urodynamics refers to the evaluation of the function of the lower urinary tract through the measurement of the pressure-flow relationship between the bladder and urethra.
Types of Urodynamic Studies
- Uroflowmetry– measures urine in the bladder and flow rate.
- Post-void residual measurement– assesses the volume of urine in the bladder after urination.
- Cystometry– evaluates bladder function by measuring volume and pressure at initial filling, first desire to void, and maximum capacity.
- Leak point pressure measurement– assesses the pressure at which leakage is occurring.
- Pressure flow study– measures pressure at which urination can take place and the speed of the urine flow.
- Sphincter Electromyography– measures the electrical activity of nerves and muscles around the bladder.
- Video urodynamic test– allows visualization of bladder filling and voiding using x–rays or ultrasound.
Indications for Urodynamic testing
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary retention
- Frequent urination
- Urinary urgency
- Intermittent urination
- Frequent UTIs
Source: LCD – Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography (L35897). (n.d.). CMS.Gov. Retrieved May 30, 2022, from https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/view/lcd.aspx?lcdId=35897&ver=27