Bladder Wall Evaluation by an Investigational Ultrasound in Healthy Volunteers


About this study

Specific Aim of this protocol is to measure bladder wall stiffness and compliance by Ultrasound Bladder Vibrometry (UBV) in a group of healthy volunteers. The goal is to obtain normal range of bladder elasticity in and its normal variations in different bladder volumes and in two different positions, standing and supine positions.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy men and women with no urinary system concerns
  • Ages 18 and up

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Obese (Body mass index > 35
  • History of spinal injury
  • Pregnant or breast feeding
  • Any know neurologic disease 


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Azra Alizad, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cynthia Andrist

(507) 293-3290

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