A technologist will place a small needle into your child's hand or foot. This is called an IV. The technologist will also place a small tube, or catheter, into the bladder through the opening where urine comes out. It will hurt for a moment when the needle and the catheter are placed.
After the needle and catheter are in place, the special medicine is injected into the IV. Your child will then lie on a soft table while pictures are taken with a special camera that is located below him / her. This picture session lasts about 20 minutes.
Next your child may be given a medicine called Lasix through the same IV line. The same kind of pictures will be taken for 30 more minutes. A few children do not need the Lasix to finish the test.
Your child will need to be still while the IV and catheter are placed and while the pictures are taken. It is often difficult for young children to lie still at this time. If your child is unable to lie still, our staff will assist your child in holding still. Parents may stay with their child during the entire test.
It is possible that during the procedure your child may experience some discomfort. Please tell the doctor, nurse or technologist if pain occurs.