Intravenous pyelogram

Alternative Names

Excretory urography; IVP

Definition of Intravenous pyelogram

An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is a special examination of the kidneys, bladder, and ureters (the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder).


Louis S. Liou, MD, PhD, Chief of Urology, Cambridge Health Alliance, Visiting Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 10/11/2010

Kidney anatomy
Kidney - blood and urine flow
Intravenous pyelogram

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