Glossary Term:

Title

intravenous pyelogram

Phonetic

<b>in</b>-truh-<b>VEEN</b>-us <b>pile</b>-uh-gram

Description

also called IVP. A special kind of x-ray procedure in which a dye is put into the bloodstream. The dye travels to the kidneys, ureters, and bladder and helps to clearly outline these organs on the x-rays. See also bladder, kidney, ureters.