Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)

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A voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) uses X-rays to look at how well your child's bladder works during urination. Read about what to expect during a VCUG.

Key points

  • A VCUG is a test that uses X-ray to see what is happening when your child pees.
  • During the test, a child will have a urinary catheter put into their urethra.
  • The test can be uncomfortable. You can help your child be as comfortable as possible by practicing relaxation exercises at home before the test.
Last updated: November 10th 2009