Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Radiography: cystography

Introduction

  • Introduction or negative or positive contrast into the urinary bladder.
  • Allows visualization of radiolucent masses, calculi, foreign bodies and assessment of bladder wall.

Uses

  • Investigation of dysuria.
  • Investigation of hematuria Hematuria.
  • Evaluation of caudal abdominal masses that may be associated with the bladder.
  • Assessment of bladder integrity following trauma.
  • Identification of position of bladder when not visible on plain films.

Advantages

  • Relatively simple procedure in most patients.
  • Non-invasive.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Watters J A (1980) Urinary tract radiography - bladder and urethra. Comp Cont Ed 2, 124-134.


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