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Direct radionuclide cystogramDDirect radionuclide cystogramDirect radionuclide cystogramEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BladderBladderTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-05T05:00:00ZMandy Kohli, Clinical Co-ordinator, Nuclear Medicine7.0000000000000071.0000000000000702.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how a direct radionuclide cystogram is done and how it shows any problems in the bladder.</p><h2>What is a direct radionuclide cystogram?</h2><p>A direct radionuclide cystogram, or DRC, is a test to take pictures of your child's bladder. The test shows what happens to the bladder as it fills up and as your child urinates (pees). Sometimes the test is called a nuclear VCUG or nuclear voiding cystogram.</p> <figure> <img alt="Direct radionuclide cystogram test" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_direct_radionuclide_cystogram_test_EN.jpg" /> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A DRC is a test to look at how your child's bladder works as it is filling up and as your child needs to urinate. It takes 45 to 60 minutes.</li> <li>Your child's bladder will be filled with a mix of saline and a tiny amount of radioactive medicine while a special camera takes pictures.</li> <li>Your child might feel some discomfort during the test. Use simple words to explain the test before you go to the hospital so that your child knows what to expect.</li> <li>A nuclear medicine doctor will send the results of the scan to your family doctor or paediatrician (child's doctor) within two working days. The person who does the test cannot give the results.</li> </ul><h2>How long will the DRC take?</h2> <p>The DRC takes 45 to 60 minutes.</p><h2>Will I be able to stay with my child during the test?</h2> <p>One parent or guardian can stay in the room during the test, but no other children are allowed.</p> <h2>How is a DRC done?</h2> <p>A nuclear medicine technologist will do the test. They will explain it to your child step by step.</p> <p>Before the test, your child will change into a hospital gown.</p> <p>The technologist will then gently place a small flexible tube called a catheter in your child's urethra (say: yoo-REETH-ra). The urethra is the opening that allows urine to flow out of the bladder.</p> <p>The catheter is connected to a saline bag. This bag contains a salt water mix and a very small amount of radioactive medicine.</p> <p>The bladder will be filled from the saline bag while a special camera takes pictures. The radioactive medicine will be clear in the pictures and will show what happens to your child's bladder. Once the bladder is full, your child will urinate (pee) and the catheter will be gently removed.</p> <p>The technologist will do everything they can to respect your child's privacy and make them as comfortable as possible during the test.</p><h2>Are there any side effects from the test?</h2> <p>For a short while after the test, your child may feel some discomfort, such as a burning feeling, when they urinate. Drinking clear fluids, such as water, will help ease any discomfort.</p><h2>How should I prepare my child for the test?</h2> <p>Take time to explain the test to your child in the simple words that your family uses to describe how the body works. Children who know what to expect are usually less anxious.</p> <p>Your child may feel some discomfort as the catheter is placed, but remind them that they can take slow deep breaths or pretend to blow up a balloon to help themselves feel more comfortable.</p> <p>Your child may want to bring something to hold during the test such as a stuffed toy or a blanket from home. In most cases, your child can also watch a movie as the test is being done.</p> <h2>Does my child need to do anything special to prepare for the test?</h2> <p>No, your child can eat and drink as usual. If your child has a heart problem, however, they might need to take an antibiotic before the test. Your doctor should give you a prescription for the antibiotic and tell you how your child should take it.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any questions or concerns about the test or if you need to change your appointment, please call the Nuclear Medicine Department at 416-813-6065.</p><h2>Source</h2> <p>Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (2013). <a href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine" target="_blank"><em>Image Gently: Nuclear Medicine - What can I do as a parent?</em></a></p>
Cystographie isotopique directeCCystographie isotopique directeDirect radionuclide cystogramFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BladderBladderTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-05T05:00:00ZMandy Kohli, Clinical Co-ordinator, Nuclear Medicine7.0000000000000071.0000000000000702.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez de quelle manière une cystographie isotopique directe révèle tout problème de la vessie.</p><h2>En quoi consiste une cystographie isotopique directe?</h2><p>Une cystographie isotopique directe est un examen qui permettra de réaliser des clichés de la vessie de votre enfant. Elle permettra d’observer le fonctionnement de sa vessie à mesure qu’elle se remplit et se vide. L’examen est parfois appelé cysto-urétrographie mictionnelle.</p> <figure> <img alt="Enfant subissant une cystographie isotopique directe" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_direct_radionuclide_cystogram_test_EN.jpg" /> </figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Une cystographie isotopique directe est un examen qui permet d’observer le fonctionnement de la vessie de votre enfant pendant qu’elle se remplit et se vide. Elle dure de 45 à 60 minutes.</li> <li>La vessie de votre enfant sera remplie d’une solution saline contenant une quantité minuscule d’un radiopharmaceutique (substance radioactive pharmaceutique) pendant qu’une caméra spéciale prendra les clichés.</li> <li>Votre enfant pourrait éprouver un certain malaise durant l’examen. Avant de vous rendre à l’hôpital, expliquez-lui en termes simples comment se déroulera l’examen pour qu’il sache à quoi s’attendre.</li> <li>Un médecin de l’équipe de médecine nucléaire fera parvenir les résultats à votre médecin de famille ou à votre pédiatre (médecin pour les enfants) dans les deux jours ouvrables suivant l’examen. Le technologue qui effectue l’examen ne peut pas vous transmettre les résultats.</li> </ul><h2>Combien de temps l’examen dure-t-il?</h2> <p>Sa durée varie de 45 à 60 minutes.</p><h2>Pourrai-je rester auprès de mon enfant pendant l’examen?</h2> <p>Un parent ou une personne qui a la charge de l’enfant peut demeurer dans la pièce durant l’examen, mais aucun autre enfant n’y sera admis.</p> <h2>Comment se déroule la cystographie isotopique directe?</h2> <p>Un technologue en médecine nucléaire réalisera la cystographie isotopique directe. Il expliquera l’examen à votre enfant étape par étape.</p> <p>Avant le début de l’examen, votre enfant mettra une chemise d’hôpital.</p> <p>Le technologue placera délicatement un petit tube souple appelé cathéter dans l’urètre de votre enfant. L’urètre est le canal par lequel l’urine est évacuée de la vessie.</p> <p>Le cathéter sera relié à un sac renfermant une solution saline qui contient une très petite quantité d’un radiopharmaceutique (substance radioactive pharmaceutique).</p> <p>La vessie se remplira de la solution saline pendant qu’une caméra spéciale prendra les clichés. Le radiopharmaceutique paraîtra clairement dans les clichés et permettra d’observer le fonctionnement de la vessie de votre enfant. Quand sa vessie sera remplie, votre enfant urinera et le technologue lui retirera doucement le cathéter.</p> <p>Le technologue prendra tous les moyens possibles pour respecter l’intimité de votre enfant et le mettre à l’aise durant l’examen.</p><h2>L’examen entraîne-t-il des effets secondaires?</h2> <p>Pendant une courte période après l’examen, votre enfant pourrait éprouver un certain malaise comme une sensation de brûlure pendant qu’il urine. Pour le soulager, faites-lui boire des liquides clairs comme de l’eau.</p><h2>Comment devrais-je préparer mon enfant à passer l’examen?</h2> <p>Prenez le temps d’expliquer à votre enfant comment se déroulera l’examen en utilisant les termes simples que votre famille emploie pour décrire le fonctionnement de l’organisme. Les enfants qui savent à quoi s’attendre sont généralement moins inquiets.</p> <p>Votre enfant pourrait éprouver un certain malaise lorsque le technologue installera le cathéter, mais dites-lui qu’en prenant des respirations lentes et profondes ou en s’imaginant qu’il gonfle un ballon, il se sentira mieux.</p> <p>Votre enfant aimerait peut-être apporter un objet comme un jouet en peluche ou une couverture pour le réconforter pendant l’examen. De plus, les enfants peuvent généralement regarder un film pendant l’examen.</p> <h2>L’examen exige-t-il une préparation particulière?</h2> <p>Non, votre enfant peut manger et boire comme d’habitude. Toutefois, s’il a des troubles cardiaques, il devra peut-être prendre un antibiotique avant l’examen. Si c’est le cas, votre médecin vous donnera l’ordonnance nécessaire et des instructions pour l’administration de l’antibiotique.</p><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids</h2> <p>Si vous avez des questions ou des préoccupations au sujet de l’examen ou si vous devez changer la date de votre rendez-vous, veuillez communiquer avec le Nuclear Medicine Department au 416 813-6065.</p> <h2>Source</h2> <p>Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (2013). <a href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine" target="_blank"><em>Image Gently: Nuclear Medicine - What can I do as a parent?</em></a></p>

 

 

Direct radionuclide cystogram1298.00000000000Direct radionuclide cystogramDirect radionuclide cystogramDEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BladderBladderTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-05T05:00:00ZMandy Kohli, Clinical Co-ordinator, Nuclear Medicine7.0000000000000071.0000000000000702.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how a direct radionuclide cystogram is done and how it shows any problems in the bladder.</p><h2>What is a direct radionuclide cystogram?</h2><p>A direct radionuclide cystogram, or DRC, is a test to take pictures of your child's bladder. The test shows what happens to the bladder as it fills up and as your child urinates (pees). Sometimes the test is called a nuclear VCUG or nuclear voiding cystogram.</p> <figure> <img alt="Direct radionuclide cystogram test" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_direct_radionuclide_cystogram_test_EN.jpg" /> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A DRC is a test to look at how your child's bladder works as it is filling up and as your child needs to urinate. It takes 45 to 60 minutes.</li> <li>Your child's bladder will be filled with a mix of saline and a tiny amount of radioactive medicine while a special camera takes pictures.</li> <li>Your child might feel some discomfort during the test. Use simple words to explain the test before you go to the hospital so that your child knows what to expect.</li> <li>A nuclear medicine doctor will send the results of the scan to your family doctor or paediatrician (child's doctor) within two working days. The person who does the test cannot give the results.</li> </ul><h2>When are the results available?</h2> <p>A nuclear medicine doctor will send a report to your family doctor or paediatrician (child's doctor) within one or two working days of the test. Please contact your doctor to get the results. You will not be able to get the results from the nuclear medicine technologist.</p><h2>How long will the DRC take?</h2> <p>The DRC takes 45 to 60 minutes.</p><h2>Will I be able to stay with my child during the test?</h2> <p>One parent or guardian can stay in the room during the test, but no other children are allowed.</p> <h2>How is a DRC done?</h2> <p>A nuclear medicine technologist will do the test. They will explain it to your child step by step.</p> <p>Before the test, your child will change into a hospital gown.</p> <p>The technologist will then gently place a small flexible tube called a catheter in your child's urethra (say: yoo-REETH-ra). The urethra is the opening that allows urine to flow out of the bladder.</p> <p>The catheter is connected to a saline bag. This bag contains a salt water mix and a very small amount of radioactive medicine.</p> <p>The bladder will be filled from the saline bag while a special camera takes pictures. The radioactive medicine will be clear in the pictures and will show what happens to your child's bladder. Once the bladder is full, your child will urinate (pee) and the catheter will be gently removed.</p> <p>The technologist will do everything they can to respect your child's privacy and make them as comfortable as possible during the test.</p><h2>Are there any side effects from the test?</h2> <p>For a short while after the test, your child may feel some discomfort, such as a burning feeling, when they urinate. Drinking clear fluids, such as water, will help ease any discomfort.</p><h2>How should I prepare my child for the test?</h2> <p>Take time to explain the test to your child in the simple words that your family uses to describe how the body works. Children who know what to expect are usually less anxious.</p> <p>Your child may feel some discomfort as the catheter is placed, but remind them that they can take slow deep breaths or pretend to blow up a balloon to help themselves feel more comfortable.</p> <p>Your child may want to bring something to hold during the test such as a stuffed toy or a blanket from home. In most cases, your child can also watch a movie as the test is being done.</p> <h2>Does my child need to do anything special to prepare for the test?</h2> <p>No, your child can eat and drink as usual. If your child has a heart problem, however, they might need to take an antibiotic before the test. Your doctor should give you a prescription for the antibiotic and tell you how your child should take it.</p><h2>Does the test carry any risks?</h2> <p>A DRC involves giving a very small amount of radiation to your child. The nuclear medicine team will discuss this with you when you and your child arrive for the test. You might also find it helpful to read this <a target="_blank" href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine">information about nuclear medicine</a> from the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any questions or concerns about the test or if you need to change your appointment, please call the Nuclear Medicine Department at 416-813-6065.</p><h2>Source</h2> <p>Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (2013). <a href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine" target="_blank"><em>Image Gently: Nuclear Medicine - What can I do as a parent?</em></a></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_direct_radionuclide_cystogram_test_EN.jpgDirect radionuclide cystogram

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