Genitourinary fluoroscopic examinations

What are genitourinary fluoroscopic examinations?

Genitourinary fluoroscopic examinations are studies that require “real-time” observation using fluoroscopy so that maximal information is obtained about the anatomy and function of the structure being studied. A radiographic iodinated contrast agent is injected into the various portions of the genitourinary tract for these examinations. Examples include retrograde pyelography to evaluate the upper urinary tract, cystography or voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) to evaluate the lower urinary tract, retrograde urethrography (RUG) to evaluate the urethra, and hysterosalpingography (HSG) to evaluate the uterus and fallopian tubes.


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