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what type of doctor can order a voiding cystourethrogram?

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Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 15 years experience
VCUG: A voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is typically ordered by a pediatrician or urologist. Most commonly used to evaluated the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra). Performed by radiologist injecting dye into bladder through a catheter. Commonly ordered in infants/children to evaluate febrile urinary tract infections (looking for kidney reflux), also used to evaluate urethral strictures.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Vcug: Usually a pediatric urologist not usually ordered on adult pts.

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