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Kidney Stone Seen on Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)

Kidney stone as seen on an intravenous pyelogram (IVP)

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

These figures show an X-ray with contrast dye (intravenous pyelogram, or IVP) of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Figure 1 shows a normal flow from the kidneys, through the ureters, to the bladder (white arrows). Figure 2 shows a kidney stone blocking the normal flow of urine in the ureter on the right.

Current as of: September 8, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Tushar J. Vachharajani MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology

 
 

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