Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An x-ray obtained by pyelography.

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  • n. An image produced by means of pyelography.

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  • n. an X ray of the kidneys and ureters

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek puelos, basin; see pyelitis + -gram.

Examples

  • Imaging tests used to diagnose kidney stones include ultrasound, intravenous pyelogram (IVP), and computerized tomography (CT) scan.

    Kidney Stone Prevention and Treatment in Children

  • IVP stands for intravenous pyelogram, a test in which we inject a radio-opaque dye into a vein and then X-ray the abdomen to document the passage of the dye through the kidneys, ureters, and bladder.

    Coyote Medicine

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