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Related to Intravenous pyelogram: Voiding cystourethrogram
n. Abbr. IVP
1. An x-ray of the renal pelvises and the urinary tract made with a radiopaque contrast medium that is injected intravenously and excreted by the kidneys.
2. The procedure by which such an x-ray is generated.
intravenous pyelography n.
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intravenous pyelogramImaging The 'hard copy' of intravenous pyelography. See IVP.
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in·tra·ve·nous u·rog·ra·phy, excretory urography (in'tră-vē'nŭs yūr-og'ră-fē, eks'krĕ-tōr-ē)
Radiography of kidneys, ureters, and bladder following injection of contrast medium into a peripheral vein.
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Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
A procedure where a dye is injected into a vein in the arm. The dye travels through the body and then concentrates in the urine to be excreted. It outlines the kidneys, ureters, and the urinary bladder. An x ray of the pelvic region is then taken and any abnormalities of the urinary tract are revealed.
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