What is it?

This is the basic method of examining the urinary tract. How is it performed? Contrast media is injected intravenously. Radiographs are taken at specially timed intervals after injection to show the function of the kidneys, ureters and bladder.

How do I prepare?

The examination is normally scheduled for morning.

  1. take four (4) tablespoons of Milk of Magnesia the morning before the test.
  2. Take four (4) tablespoons of Milk of Magnesia the evening before the test.

On the day of the test, have nothing to eat or drink but if something is necessary have a half glass of orange juice and a slice of toast at 6am. Nothing else until after the test is completed.