Medical Imaging

Angiography > Exams & Procedures > Ureteric Stent

A ureteric stent is a soft flexible tube that is placed in your kidney and ends in the bladder. It is used to facilitate the passage of urine from the kidney to the bladder.

Ultrasound is used to visualize the kidney. Local anaesthetic is given to numb the area and then access is obtained with a fine needle into the kidney. Contrast is used to see the kidney and a wire is placed from the kidney to the bladder. The ureteric stent is then placed. No external drain is usually necessary once the stent is placed.

The procedure takes about one hour.