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Intravenous Pyelogram

An intravenous pyelogram (IVP), also called intravenous urography, uses contrast dye to enhance an X-ray for evaluating function and blood flow in the urinary tract, including the kidneys, ureter and bladder. This test is typically used to identify kidney stones, tumors and other causes of kidney, ureter or bladder issues.

How You Benefit

IVP helps your doctor see the urinary system at work, providing crucial information for accurately diagnosing kidney and bladder conditions and determining the most effective treatment options.

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What to Expect

Learn more about intravenous pyelogram, including what to expect and how to prepare for the procedure, in our online Health Library.

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