What is a Radionuclide Cystogram?

Also known as: RNC, nuclear medicine cystogram

A cystogram is a nuclear medicine study to check for any possible causes of a urinary tract infection (UTI), or to determine if the child has Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR), which is when urine flows backwards from the bladder and instead flows towards the kidneys. This type of radiological exam utilizes a minimal and safe amount of a radiopharmaceutical to obtain a detailed picture of the part of the body.

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Reviewed by: Felix I Ramirez-Seijas, MD

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