Bladder X-ray with contrast
When is this exam indicated?
In patients undergoing surgery for radical prostatectomy, cystectomy with neobladder, or urethroplasty.
How is it performed?
Contrastographic examination is performed by introducing contrast medium through a bladder catheter. The examination makes it possible to investigate the morphology of the urethra and bladder after surgery, allowing specifically to verify the integrity of surgical sutures and exclude dehiscence (rupture) of the same.
This examination cannot be performed in case of allergies to the iodinated contrast agent.