St. Mary's Fluoroscopy Exams
A cystogram consists of having contrast injected into the bladder through a
catheter inserted into the urethra.
There is no preparation for this exam.
You will be asked to remove metallic objects in the abdomen and pelvic area.
You also will be asked to change into a hospital gown. The technologist will
then call in a nurse to insert a catheter into the urethra. The radiologist will
then inject the contrast and watch the bladder fill under fluoroscopy. The
radiologist will obtain spot films. If you are having a cystogram, you will be
asked to void in the restroom and the technologist will take a post-void film.
If you are having a voiding cystogram the radiologist will watch you void under
fluoroscopy, or have the technologist take a film while you void on the
After the Test
When the exam is complete the technologist will give you discharge
instructions. We encourage you to drink plenty of non-caffeine or caffeine free
fluids for 24 hours.