X Ray Cystogram
- Appointment Required: Mandatory
- Fasting Required: No Need
- Reports Available: 1-2 days
Cystogram is an examination that takes pictures of your bladder and urethra and is performed by a Radiologist and assisted by an x-ray technologist. A thin flexible tube (catheter) is inserted through your urethra into your bladder. Contrast material is introduced into your bladder through the catheter, then x-rays are taken with the contrast material in your bladder. Additional x-rays may be taken while urine flows out of your bladder, in which case the test is called a voiding cystogram.
This examination will help determine the cause of repeated urinary tract infections, or urinary incontinence. It can also detect structural problems of the bladder and urethra.