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Intravenous pyelogram

Intravenous pyelogram

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.

Intravenous pyelogram: Other Names

Other names for Intravenous pyelogram include:

Symptoms Associated with Intravenous pyelogram

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Diseases Associated with Intravenous pyelogram

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Intravenous pyelogram:

Article Excerpts about 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)

Descriptions of Intravenous pyelogram

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

Basic Information: Intravenous pyelogram

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.

Diseases and Conditions that List Intravenous pyelogram as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Intravenous pyelogram' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:


  • Bladder Cancer ... Intravenous pyelogram


  • Prostate Cancer ... Intravenous pyelogram

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