What is Pyelography used for?

What is Pyelography used for?

An intravenous pyelogram may be used to diagnose disorders that affect the urinary tract, such as kidney stones, bladder stones, enlarged prostate, kidney cysts or urinary tract tumors.

What is an intravenous pyelography?

Listen to pronunciation. (IN-truh-VEE-nus PY-eh-LAH-gruh-fee) A procedure in which x-ray images of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder are taken at regular times after a substance that shows up on x-rays is injected into a blood vessel.

What is a retrograde procedure?

What is a 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.

How is intravenous pyelography performed?

The urinary tract does not show up well on ordinary X-ray pictures. However, with intravenous urography a contrast dye is injected into a vein (‘intravenous’ injection). The dye travels in your bloodstream, concentrates in your kidneys, and is passed out into your ureters with urine made by your kidneys.

What does retrograde mean in medicine?

1. moving backward or against the usual direction of flow. 2. degenerating, deteriorating, or catabolic.

What is antegrade pyelography?

An antegrade pyelogram is an imaging test to find a blockage (obstruction) in the upper urinary tract. Your urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. The ureters are the narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

What is an intravenous pyelogram?

Overview. An intravenous pyelogram (PIE-uh-low-gram), also called an excretory urogram, is an X-ray exam of your urinary tract. An intravenous pyelogram lets your doctor view your kidneys, your bladder and the tubes that carry urine from your kidneys to your bladder (ureters). An intravenous pyelogram may be used to diagnose disorders…

What is the difference between retrograde and intravenous pyelography?

Intravenous pyelography uses a similar dye, but it is injected directly into a vein and travels to the kidneys via the bloodstream. Intravenous pyelography is easier to perform than retrograde pyelography is. An intravenous pyelogram can be obtained by a technician in the X-ray department.

What conditions can be diagnosed with a pyelogram?

An intravenous pyelogram may be used to help diagnose conditions that affect the urinary tract, such as: 1 Kidney stones. 2 Bladder stones. 3 Enlarged prostate. 4 Kidney cysts. 5 Urinary tract tumors. 6 (more items)

What is the medical term for renal pyelography?

py·e·log·ra·phy. (pī’ĕ-log’ră-fē), Radiologic study of the kidney, ureters, and usually the bladder, performed with the aid of a contrast agent injected intravenously or directly through a ureteral or nephrostomy catheter, or injected percutaneously.