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What is a voiding cystourethrogram?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bladder+urethra xray: Vcug is a fluroscopic xray stud to demostrate bladder + urethra during filling + voiding. Catheter is introduced into the bladder which is slowly filled with xray contrast material, ideally with antibiotic to avoid causing a uti. Subject can hopefully urinate when bladder is full. Study demonstrates bladder + urethral abnormalities such as bladder reflux, outpouching diverticula, +voiding dynamics.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Lower UT X-Ray: Voiding cysto-urethrogram or VCUG is an xray study of bladder and urethra. Performed by instilling radio-opaque contrast medium, via a small caliber catheter, into the bladder. Subject then empties their bladder as the catheter is removed or around the catheter. Study is monitored by fluoroscopy. Anatomy of bladder and urethra, as well as ureter if reflux present, is demonstrated.

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What is voiding cystourethrogram for adult?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Xray of bladder and: Urethra. Performed by passage of small catheter into bladder which is filled urographic contrast medium (like a dye) until it is full. Subject then urinates and entire study is monitored by xray fluoroscopy. Will demonstrate bladder reflux or diverticula or any urethral abnormalities.

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