Which is the best way of performing a Micturating Cystourethrogram in children?

Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2008 Jan;19(1):20-5.


The Micturating Cystourethrogram (MCU) is a tough and stressful examination for patients and their parents as well as the radiologists and pediatric radiology nurses. Even though, it is one of the most commonly used fluoroscopic procedures in pediatric radiology practice, there is no definite agreement as to the best way to perform it, considering that this examination results in the children receiving a high dose of radiation to the gonadal region. This review was undertaken to determine the best way to perform the MCU in modern pediatric radiology practice.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Contrast Media
  • Humans
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Urethra / diagnostic imaging*
  • Urinary Bladder / diagnostic imaging*
  • Urination / physiology*
  • Urography / methods*
  • Urologic Diseases / diagnostic imaging*


  • Contrast Media