My urologist does a CT urogram every three years. It is to check for any spread. I don't get freaked out...I feel very confident AFTER the results come back negative!!! I know that he is keeping an eye on me!
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
Your doctor is probably just trying to be thorough. A cystoscopy can see into the urethrea and bladder, but doesn't see other structures in the urinary system. A CT urogram can highlight problems in areas (if there are any) not seen by a cystoscopy. Doing the scan with and without dye is fairly routine also. Some abnormalities will only show up with dye and some without dye. Doing a scan both ways allows for a comparison reading of the images and a more through study. I hope everything turns up clear on your scan.
47 yo, Ta G3
BCG induction starting 12/17/10 followed by BCG maintance.
3 years down the line of my nephroureterectomy several treatments bcg mytomycin and eurobicin then a couple of all clears
my last cyto was all clear .. now i am going for ct urogram is this a routine thing ... i hav had these separatley but not together ???