It is well known that bladder dysfunction is associated with a number of clinical conditions requiring treatment. In many of these cases it is important to accurately determine the volume of the bladder. Under other conditions such as post-operative recovery, where there is temporary loss of bladder sensation and/or loss of the normal voiding mechanism, over distension of the bladder has to be avoided. Under those conditions voiding by catheter introduction is carried out. The main goal of this project was to obtain the relationship between the detected harmonic components and the urine volume present in the bladder.

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Dutch Technology Foundation STW, Verathon Medical Europe B.V., TiePie Engineering (Sneek, the Netherlands), Oldelft B.V. (Delft, the Netherlands)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam
N. de Jong (Nico) , A.F.W. van der Steen (Ton)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Merks, E. (2009, June 17). Instantaneous Ultrasonic Assessment of Urinary Bladder Volume. Retrieved from