(om-tra-VEE-nus py-LOG-ra-fee): X-ray study of the kidneys and urinary tract. Structures are made visible by the injection of a substance that blocks x-rays. Also called IVP.
IVP. A radiologic technique for evaluation of the urinary system. A dye is injected into the circulartory system, and x-rays are taken as this contrast medium is cleared from the blood. The kidneys, ureters, and bladder become visible, permitting detection of urinary tract blockage/tumors.
a series of x-rays that show abnormalities in body structures
An x-ray examination of the kidneys and urinary tract after an injection of a special dye into a vein, allowing the kidneys and urinary tract to be clearly viewed.
performing pyelography with intravenous injection of a contrast medium
an x-ray filming of the kidney and ureters after injection of a radiopaque material into the vein
(IVP) Radiography of kidneys, ureters, and bladder following injection of contrast medium into a peripheral vein. For details see the IVP Radiography page.
IVP. X-ray study 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.
A succession of X-ray films of the urinary tract following the injection into a vein of a contrast medium. An IVP tests kidney function and reveals the presence of stones, tumors, or obstruction in the urinary tract.