Radionuclide Cystogram (RNC)

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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:

  • specialized nuclear medicine physicians with expertise in interpreting RNCs in children of all ages
  • certified nuclear medicine technologists with years of experience imaging children and teens
  • Child Life specialists to help families prior to and during exams
  • equipment adapted for pediatric use, which means age-appropriate care for children
  • protocols that keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable while assuring high image quality

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