What is the dye used for pyelogram?

During an intravenous pyelogram, you’ll have an X-ray dye (iodine contrast solution) injected into a vein in your arm. The dye flows into your kidneys, ureters and bladder, outlining each of these structures.

What is an IVP dye?

IVP is an x-ray exam that uses a special dye to outline the kidneys, ureters and bladder. It can show how your renal and urinary system handles fluid waste. This helps your health care team find problems in the urinary tract.

Does an IVP use dye?

During an IVP, a health care provider will inject one of your veins with a substance called contrast dye. The dye travels through your bloodstream and into your urinary tract. Contrast dye makes your kidneys, bladder, and ureters look bright white on the x-rays.

What is another name for IVP dye?

Intravenous radiocontrast, or IV dye, is used for many different diagnostic procedures to enhance the images in various radiologic studies. Examples of studies include computed tomography (CT) scans, angiograms, and pyelograms.

What is retrograde pyelogram?

A retrograde pyelogram is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at your bladder, ureters, and kidneys. The ureters are the long tubes that connect your kidneys to your bladder. This test is usually done during a test called cystoscopy. It uses an endoscope, which is a long, flexible, lighted tube.

What is Cystourethrogram study?

A voiding cystourethrogram, or VCUG, is a study used to look at bladder and urethral abnormalities and to determine if you have ureteral reflux. Ureteral reflux means urine in the bladder is flowing back into the ureters (the tubes leading from the kidneys to the bladder). This can result in kidney infections.

What does IVP mean in pharmacy?

Table 1: Common Medical Abbreviations

Abbreviation Meaning / Intended Meaning
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
J joule
K potassium

Does a pyelogram use sound waves?

If the IVP demonstrates a large obstructive stone located in the kidney or ureter, the urologist may use a lithotriptor-a machine that delivers sound waves-to shatter the stone into smaller particles that can pass through the ureter freely and out of the body in the urine.

Which of the following is the preparation for intravenous pyelogram IVP?

How should I prepare? Your doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your IVP study. You will likely be instructed not to eat or drink after midnight on the night before your exam. You may also be asked to take a mild laxative (in either pill or liquid form) the evening before the procedure.