Ivp Test

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Definition

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; IVP


How 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...

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