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What does pyelogram mean exactly?

What does pyelogram mean exactly?

A picture of pelvis: It is an x ray picture with dye of the pelvis of the kidneys, either from above or below. From above, dye is infused IV and filtered into kidneys (iv pyelogram) then goes to pelvis of kidneys which is the funnel connection bet a kidney and a ureter. From below means a urologist injects a dye upwards the ureter using a scope then takes the picture (ascending pyelogram). It shows stones or tumors. ...Read more

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How should I properly prepare for a pyelogram?

How should I properly prepare for a pyelogram?

Unclear: If you mean intravenous pyelogram, then there is no specific preparation but need no heavy breakfast e.g. Clear liquids like juice since I.V. Contrast could cause nausea. But if you mean a retrograde pyelogram, a contrast injected in the urethra and bladder upwards to kidneys by the urologist, then you need to be fasting after midnight to avoid vomiting and aspiration during procedure. ...Read more

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What exactly is retrograde pyelogram?

What exactly is retrograde pyelogram?

Retrograde: Pyelogram is a procedure typically performed by a urologist. He/she injects contrast into the ureter in order to visualize the ureter and kidney. The flow of contrast (up from the bladder to the kidney) is opposite the usual flow of urine, hence the retrograde name. ...Read more

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What exactly is a retrograde pyelogram?

What exactly is a retrograde pyelogram?

Xray with contrast: Rarely done nowadays. Crags taken after injecting dye into urinary tract. ...Read more

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What can I do before a retrograde pyelogram?

What can I do before a retrograde pyelogram?

Hydrate well: Hydrate well, keep your stomach empty overnight. Last thing you want is to get nauseous. ...Read more

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How is an intravenous pyelogram actually performed?

How is an intravenous pyelogram actually performed?

By injecting dye: When a contrast material is injected into a vein in the patient's arm, it travels through the blood stream and collects in the kidneys and urinary tract, turning these areas bright white on the x-ray images. An ivp allows the radiologist to view and assess the anatomy and function of the kidneys, ureters and the bladder. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to retrograde pyelogram?

What are some alternatives to retrograde pyelogram?

CT renal exam: A ct without and then with IV contrast may give an accurate evaluation of the kidneys and ureters. Occasionally, small tumors, or stones may only be seen by retrograde pyelography. ...Read more

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Could you explain the term "retrograde pyelogram" to me?

Could you explain the term "retrograde pyelogram" to me?

Pyelogram: Is an invasive procedure in which you place a cystoscope through the urethra, then pass a small catheter through the scope into the opening of the ureter into the bladder and inject contrast material into the kidney to study the anatomy of the drainage system of the kidney and take x.-rays usually under fluoroscopic control. ...Read more

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