When you come in you will be given a urine pregnancy test. If it is negative, you will be asked to lie on the x-ray table with your knees bent, feet flat on the table and your legs apart. The Radiologist or RPA will insert a speculum into your vagina, just like the ones that are used during your annual gynecologic exam. Your cervix will be cleaned with Betadine soap in order to reduce the risk of infection. Next, a small plastic catheter will be placed through the cervical opening. This may feel similar to getting a pap smear. The iodine-based dye will now be injected through the catheter. You may feel a warm sensation and some discomfort during the injection. The dye will fill your uterus and go through the fallopian tubes if they are open and spill into your abdominal cavity where the dye will be absorbed within one hour. The Radiologist or RPA will take x-ray pictures while the dye is traveling through your uterus and fallopian tubes. You may be asked to move into different positions, but the female technologist will be there to help you and make you as comfortable as possible. Once the pictures are complete the catheter and speculum will be removed and you can go home.