Intravenous pyelogram. Definition

Medical Definition: Intravenous pyelogram

Diagnostic test for visualization of the kidneys, ureters and bladder, in which a dye injected intravenously (IV), urinary tract, which is not seen in x-rays, is very clear. A procedure which x-rays of the kidneys, ureters and bladder at regular intervals after it is injected into a blood vessel a substance appearing on radiographs. The substance can see the outline of the kidneys, ureters and bladder as it flows through the system and accumulates in the urine. The IVP is usually used to see if something blocks the flow of urine. Also called IVP.

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