Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)


An intravenous pyelogram is a test via x-ray to evaluate the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. An injection of a contrast material into veins is a part of the test. This is done to enhance the x-ray pictures of the urinary tract. This test is used to diagnose and observe any abnormalities in the urinary tract such as stones (refer to kidney stones or bladder stones), tumors, and hydronephrosis.

How to prepare for this test

Special preparation for this test is necessary including adjustment of diet and medication. Please contact Hunterdon radiology for more information.