How to interpret a urodynamic study; fact and artefact

Many patients with lower urinary tract symptoms consider surgical treatment, and selecting appropriate interventions is key to successful therapy. Urodynamics has a major role as part of the treatment selection, but urologists need to understand strengths and limitations of testing to make sensible recommendations to their patients.

This course will discuss the importance of understanding the contribution and limitations of Urodynamics such as:

  • Who should have urodynamic tests?
  • What are the features of a trace that confirm a study has been done well?
  • What artefacts might lead to a wrong conclusion on diagnosis?