A cystourethrogram produces specialised X-ray pictures. These help assess the structure and function of the lower urinary tract, in particular the bladder (‘cysto’) and the urethra (a tube which takes urine to the outside of your body). Images are also taken while the patient passes urine.
Passing urine can be called micturating or voiding, hence the name. This is done to see whether urine flows away correctly from the bladder. This procedure is used to detect evidence of vesico-ureteric reflux.