The Micturating Cystourethrogram (MCU) is a tough and stressful examination for patients and their parents as well as the radiologists and pediatric radiology. Micturating cystourethrogram (MCU) is an x-ray study of the bladder and urethra. You may be referred by your doctor to Lake Imaging for an MCU to investigate. 26 Jul A micturating cysto-urethrogram (or MCU) is a study using X-rays that shows How do I prepare my child for a micturating cysto-urethrogram?.

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Following this the contrast media is introduced into the bladder through the urethra. The balloon prevents the tube from coming out and enables the urethra to be filled with the contrast.

How to cite this article: X-rays are only performed where it is deemed the benefit of the examination will outweigh any potential risks. Your child will not be restrained for this. Voiding cystourethrography in boys: Micturating Cysto-urethrogram MCU The difference between the cystogram and a urethrogram is that towards the end of the procedure, once the catheter is removed, you will be asked to pass urine into mictrating pan or bottle. If you are concerned, contact your referring doctor.

A micturating cysto-urethrogram will show images of the bladder and urethra and show if there is any abnormal passage of urine from the bladder into the kidneys, referred to as Vesico-Ureteric Reflux VUR. A radiologist or nurse may insert the catheter.


Both are conducted mivturating strict aseptic technique in order to avoid introducing an infection into the renal tract.

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Children’s (Paediatric) Micturating Cysto-urethrogram – InsideRadiology

A thin, flexible tube called a catheter will be gently inserted using a lubricant into the bladder through the urethra the tube that micturatiny urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.

Any persisting or significant symptoms such as persistent blood staining of urine, foul smelling urine, unexplained irritability, fever that cause distress should be reported to the hospital or radiology practice where the study was done or if severe directly to your local doctor as soon as possible.

This should only last a short time, but if you are concerned please contact your referring doctor. Arch Dis Child ; There is no preparation needed prior to an Cystogram. The catheter will now be removed. In radiology, venous access generally refers to central venous access, which is the insertion of a….

Catheter already in place If you have a catheter in place, the Radiologist will use this to administer the contrast media. When any object is inserted into the bladder there is a small risk of causing a urinary tract infection UTI or infection of the bladder. Urethrogram Why have an Urethrogram?

Micturating Cystourethrogram (MCU)

Patient and Parents Preparation. Before the procedure begins you will be asked to change from your clothes into cystourethroggam simple gown so that folds of clothing and metal fasteners do not interfere with obtaining clear x-ray images. The contrast media will not be noticeable in your urine.


There are two different methods for conducting this procedure. Imcturating can I expect during a MCU? A small plastic catheter thin plastic tube is inserted carefully into the bladder through the urethra using a lubricant.

If your child is old dystourethrogram to have some understanding of what is happening, talking about the study with your child before the test should help to reduce his or her anxiety. Please contact Mokoia Radiology for an appointment on The test also shows how the bladder empties and what the urethra looks like.

Parents and carers are encouraged to find out about the test and have their own fears allayed before attending with their child. More images may be taken in different positions. A Cystogram is a procedure which demonstrates the urinary bladder. This can be uncomfortable for the brief time during insertion of the catheter. Salmon K, Pereira JK.

You will be sent to micturatimg rest room to empty your bladder. The contrast media is introduced and the Radiologist will watch on the x-ray screen as the bladder fills.