Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
    ESWL is a noninvasive procedure that utilizes a machine that sends shock waves directly to the kidney stone to break it into smaller stones so that they can pass through the urinary system.

  • Intravenous Pyelogram
    IVP is used to evaluate kidney function, the presence of kidney disease, ureteral or bladder stones, enlarged prostate, trauma or injury and tumor.

  • MRI
    Radiologists and oncologists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of your body to help detect many conditions.

  • Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy
    PCNL is a surgical procedure whereby a small incision is made so that a scope can be inserted directly into the kidney.

  • Ultrasound
    An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body, including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and liver.