Radiologic Considerations

Radiologic studies are an important part of the preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative evaluation. Preoperative studies include a chest x-ray, hand films, and a voiding cytourethrogram (VCUG). The chest x-ray is used as a screening tool to rule out pulmonary infections, congenital heart disease, and metastatic lesions. The hand xrays are taken to determine bone age. The relationship of bone age to chronological age is important in determining growth potential and treating growth retardation. The voiding cytourethrogram (VCUG) evaluates the size of the bladder, bladder outlet obstrustion, reflux, and bladder emptying. In the

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