Vesicoureteral reflux: comparison between urosonography and radionuclide cystography

  title={Vesicoureteral reflux: comparison between urosonography and radionuclide cystography},
  author={Giorgio Ascenti and Giovanni Zimbaro and Silvio Mazziotti and Roberto Chimenz and Sergio Baldari and Carmelo Fede},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
Our aim was to compare contrast-enhanced color Doppler voiding urosonography (VUS) and direct radionuclide voiding cystography (DRVC) to determine the usefulness of ultrasonography (US) in the detection and grading of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). In this study, the two techniques were performed simultaneously on a group of 64 children referred for the evaluation of VUR. DRVC detected VUR in 54/128 ureterorenal units, and VUS confirmed reflux in 44 (81%). Only in two cases was the reflux not… CONTINUE READING
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