Intravenous Pyelogram or CT Urogram

These studies can help your doctor find obstructions and other abnormalities in your urinary tract. 

Symptoms That May Lead To This Test

  • Bladder stones
  • Blood in the urine
  • Frequent urinary tract infections.

The Test

  • Dye containing iodine is injected into a vein.
  • Once the dye is filtered by the kidneys, it becomes waste and is passed through your urinary system. 
  • As this happens an X-rays or CT scans are taken of your urinary system including kidneys and bladder.
  • The dye creates a contrast and shows your doctor any obstructions or abnormalities. 

Learn more about what to expect, step by step, when having a CT scan.


 

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