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Intravenous pyelogram: Intravenous pyelogram is a procedure using a lighted cystoscope to visualize the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra) after injecting a contrast agent, or dye into the vein; the contrast agent is excreted and shows up throughout the urinary tract.
Other names for Intravenous pyelogram include:
These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Intravenous pyelogram:
These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Intravenous pyelogram:
An x ray of the urinary tract . A dye is injected to make the kidneys , ureters , and bladder visible on the x ray and show any blockage in the urinary tract. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)
The doctor injects dye into a blood vessel. The dye collects in the urine, making the bladder show up on x-rays . (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Bladder Cancer: NCI)
Intravenous pyelogram: IVP. A series of x-rays of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. The x-rays are taken after a dye is injected into a blood vessel. The dye is concentrated in the urine, which outlines the kidneys, ureters, and bladder on the x-rays.
Source: National Institute of Health
Disease or Condition count: 2; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Intravenous pyelogram' may be involved.
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