An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is an X-ray test that provides pictures of the kidneys, the bladder, and the ureters (urinary tract). During IVP, a dye called contrast material is injected into a vein in your arm. A series of X-ray pictures are then taken at timed intervals.
An IVP is done to:
Tell your doctor if:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: April 27, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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