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A nuclear cystogram is used to evaluate the bladder and ureters of a child's urinary system.
Your child will be asked to lay down on his/her back so a catheter can be placed into the bladder. The technologist will attach an IV to the catheter, which will transfer sterile saline solution into your child's bladder. The bladder is filled until maximum tolerance is reached. Pictures are made while the bladder is filling, so please help your child to lay quietly. When the bladder is filled, two images will be taken. Then, your child will be seated on a small commode with his/her back to the camera. The technologist will instruct your child to empty his/her bladder once the catheter is removed. Images will be created while your child is voiding the bladder. You should plan on this exam taking 45 minutes to one hour.
A television and VCR are available. You child may watch a video during the exam.