Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
In the procedure intravenous pyelogram (IVP), the patient is injected with radiopaque dye, and x-rays are taken as the dye travels through the urinary tract. This procedure can be performed to diagnose kidney stones and other disrorders, but newer imaging techniques (helical CT scans and ultrasounds) have largely replaced IVPs at most medical centers.
Walead Latif, MD, Nephrologist and Clinical Associate Professor, Rutgers Medical School, Newark, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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