Ultrasound: is an imaging technique that exposes parts of the body to ultrasound waves(high-frequency sound waves above the range of human hearing) to create accurate images of body structures for examination and measurement and also to detect bodily abnormalities.
Doppler Ultrasound: is a special ultrasound technique that uses the Doppler effect to measure movement or flow in the body, especially with reference to blood flow.
Uroradiology: deals with radiology of the urinary tract. IVU, MCU and RGU (or ASU) are the tests performed in the uroradiology discipline.
ESWL (Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy): are pressure waves that are generated outside the body, which are passed into the body to break urinary stones into small fragments. These fragments then pass out in the urine stream over a period of time.
Haemodialysis Machines: are machines that carry out haemodialysis, a type of dialysis in which the blood is removed from the body, cleaned by the haemodialysis machine and returned to the body.
Laparoscopes: A laparoscope is a usually rigid endoscope (an endoscope is a long, slender medical instrument that has a light attached to it that is used to look inside a body cavity or organ) that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and is used to visually examine the interior of the peritoneal cavity. It is also called a peritoneoscope.
Urodynamics (including Uroflowmetry):Urodynamics are special outpatient tests used to assess the normal and abnormal function of the urinary tract, especially of the bladder and the urethra (the ‘water-pipe’ leading from the bladder to the outside of the body). Uroflowmetry (urine flow test) is the simplest of the urodynamic tests. This test measures the rate of urine flow as well as the amount of urine passed.