Voiding cystourethrogram

A voiding cystourethrogram is an X-ray that uses a dye to outline the bladder and the tube leading from the bladder to the outside of the body (urethra).

A voiding cystourethrogram may make visible any physical abnormalities of the urinary tract. It may be done if a person has symptoms that suggest:

  • Ongoing bladder or kidney infections.
  • Blockage in the urinary system.
  • Deformities in the tubes leading from the kidneys to the bladder.
  • Problems within the urinary system.

Is it an emergency?

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