Comparison of direct radionuclide cystography and voiding cystourethrography in detecting vesicoureteral reflux

Unver T., Alpay H. , Biyikli N. K. , Ones T.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.48, sa.3, ss.287-291, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2006.02206.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.287-291


Fluoroscopic voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) is a widely used imaging test for the diagnosis of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). However, high gonadal radiation and intermittent imaging are the main disadvantages of VCUG. Direct radionuclide cystography (DRC) has been advocated for the detection of VUR with increased sensitivity and low radiation doses, however, having the disadvantage of providing less anatomical details for urethral evaluation. In this study, DRC has been compared with standard fluoroscopic VCUG for detection of VUR.