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Intra-Venous Urography

Test Description

An intravenous pyelogram examination helps the radiologist assess abnormalities in the urinary system, as well as how quickly and efficiently the patient's system is able to handle fluid waste.The exam is used to help diagnose symptoms such as blood in the urine or pain in the side or lower back.The IVP exam can enable the radiologist to detect problems within the urinary tract resulting from:kidney stonesenlarged prostatetumors in the kidney, ureters or urinary bladderscarring from urinary tract infectionsurgery on the urinary tractcongenital anomalies of the urinary tractYour doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your IVP study.You will likely be instructed not to eat or drink after midnight on the night before your exam. You may also be asked to take a mild laxative (in either pill or liquid form) the evening before the procedure.You should inform your physician of any medications being taken and if there are any allergies, especially to iodinated contrast materials. Also inform your doctor about recent illnesses or other medical conditions.You may be asked to remove some or all of your clothes and to wear a gown during the exam. You may also be asked to remove jewelry, removable dental appliances, eye glasses and any metal objects or clothing that might interfere with the x-ray images.Women should always inform their physician and x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant. Many imaging tests are not performed during pregnancy so as not to expose the fetus to radiation. If an x-ray is necessary, precautions will be taken to minimize radiation exposure to the baby

Precautions

No special preparation required

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