An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is a special x-ray examination of the kidneys, bladder, and ureters (the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder).Alternative Names
Excretory urography; IVPHow the test is performed
An IVP is done in a hospital radiology department or a health care providers office by an x-ray technician.
You will need to empty your bladder immediately before the procedure starts.
The health care provider will inject an iodine-based contrast (dye) into a vein...