It is well accepted that Video urodynamics is considered the “gold standard” for the evaluation of voiding abnormalities. However, the majority of urodynamics practitioners do not utilize “video” for various reasons.This lecture focuses on how the “video” of video urodynamics answers clinical questions that cannot be answered by any other technique. The presentation shows how “video” adds an anatomic dimension to the urodynamic study that is complimentary to the pressure study. Several urodynamic case studies are presented, exploring what advantages can be offered and what information will be missed unless “video” is utilized. Common anatomic abnormalities encountered, such as bladder outlet obstruction, bladder diverticulum, and vesicoureteral reflux are demonstrated. Other topics discussed include the history of fluoroscopy use, basic aspects of urodynamic testing, radiation safety, the use of contrast agents, and requirements for setting up and utilizing x-ray in the laboratory.
Contact hours available until 3/16/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Explain the basic history and early use of fluoroscopy and radiographic contrast.
Identify normal/abnormal bladder and urethral anatomy via cystography/urethrocystography.
Describe the added benefit of video to the UDS exam.