Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 956–962 | Cite as

Voiding urosonography with US contrast agent for the diagnosis of vesicoureteric reflux in children: an update

Review

Abstract

Voiding urosonography (VUS) entails the intravesical administration of US contrast agent (USCA) for the diagnosis of vesicoureteric reflux (VUR). VUS is now recognized as a practical, safe, radiation-free modality with comparable or higher sensitivity than direct radionuclide cystography (DRNC) and voiding cystourethrography (VCUG), respectively. An extensive review of the literature regarding both the procedural aspects and comparative diagnostic values of VUS has been published (Darge Pediatr Radiol 38:40–63, 2008a, b). The aim of this review is to provide an update on various facets of VUS that have taken place since the publication of the above-mentioned two reviews.

Keywords

Cystography Reflux US Contrast Child 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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