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A radionuclide cystogram, known as an RNC, is a nuclear medicine test used to determine if your child has vesicoureteral reflux. Vesicoureteral reflux occurs when urine flows from the bladder back up into the kidneys.
How Boston Children’s Hospital approaches RNCs
The Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging program at Children’s is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and child-friendly atmosphere with:
An RNC can help:
There is no special preparation needed for this test. Your child can eat or drink as usual.
When you arrive, please go to the Nuclear Medicine check-in desk on the second floor of the main hospital. A clinical intake coordinator will check in your child and verify his registration information.
The entire test takes up to 30 minutes.
Your child may feel discomfort with the placement of the catheter. Our personnel are aware of the sensitive nature of the area to be tested and every effort is made to ensure privacy and to make sure the patient is as comfortable as possible.
We are committed to ensuring that your child receives the smallest radiation dose needed to obtain the desired result.
Once the RNC is complete, the images will be evaluated for quality. If the scan is adequate, your child will be free to leave and resume normal activity.
After the test, your child may have pink urine or feel some discomfort the next two or three times when going to the bathroom.
One of the Hospital nuclear medicine physicians will review your child’s images and create a report of the findings and diagnosis.
The nuclear medicine physician will provide a report to the doctor who ordered your child’s RNC. Your child’s doctor will then discuss the results with you.
Department of Radiology
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