Clear Imaging for the Not so Clear
POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 AT 1:43 PM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind
One of the most common urinary problems seen by doctors today is hematuria. This condition involves unusual blood in the urine and can lead to feelings of fear and uncertainty, but thanks to the technicians at Park Avenue Radiologists, determining the cause of your hematuria is quicker, clearer, and more comfortable than ever.
Hematuria affects both males and females. Women, however, are more prone to develop this condition due to increased urinary tract infections. Older men are not in the clear either, as certain medications that irritate the urinary tract can lead to enlarged prostate, also increasing the risk for hematuria.
Hematuria can originate from kidney stones, blood clots, infection and cancer and appears as one of two types: gross or microscopic. Patients can easily see blood in their urine when experiencing gross hematuria. Those who experience microscopic hematuria, however, will not see a change of color in their urine, as it can only be seen under a microscope.
When you experience blood in your urine, your doctor may recommend CT Scans in New York. At Park Avenue Radiologists, our advanced imaging will detect any problems within the kidneys, ureters, and bladder, ensuring you receive the right diagnosis for the cause of your specific case of hematuria.
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CT Scans can diagnose what x-rays cannot. When scanning for hematuria, our technicians will perform a CT scan of the pelvic & abdomen which can detect infections, inflammation, cancers, kidney or bladder stones, blood clots, or any other abnormalities. For concerned patients, our facility offers low dose CT Scans, emitting the lowest dose of radiation possible while still producing clear images.
Our technicians at Park Avenue Radiologists know that finding any abnormalities within the urinary tract requires advanced imaging along with comfort and security for patients. Don’t skip out on your imaging needs during times of worry. Alleviate your concerns with CT Scans in New York to help you and your doctor diagnosis and treat the cause of your hematuria. Our staff and technicians are happy to answer questions you may have regarding your imaging needs. Contact our office at, 212.888.1000 or request an appointment online.
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