Skip to Content

Health Encyclopedia

Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)

« Página Previa In English

Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)

Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)


This topic has not yet been translated. (Tema aún no ha sido traducido.)

This topic has not yet been translated. (Tema aún no ha sido traducido.)

An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is an X-ray test that uses a special dye (contrast material) to outline the structure of the kidneys and the tubes leading away from the kidneys (ureters). IVP helps a health professional evaluate symptoms that may be related to the kidneys.

An intravenous pyelogram can help reveal problems with:

  • The structure of the kidneys.
  • Blood flow through the kidneys.
  • Urine flow from the kidneys to the bladder (for example, caused by obstruction from a kidney stone).