Medical Definition of Intravenous pyelogram

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Intravenous pyelogram: An X-ray of the kidneys and urinary tract. Abbreviated IVP. Structures are made visible on an IVP by the injection of a contrast material.

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Reviewed on 12/12/2018

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