An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is an x-ray exam that uses a contrast substance injection to check your kidneys, ureters, and bladder and help diagnose blood in the urine or side or lower back pain. An IVP may provide your doctor with enough information to treat you with medicine rather than surgery.
If you think you might be pregnant, tell your doctor about it, as well as any recent illnesses, medical conditions, drugs you're taking, and allergies, particularly to iodine-based contrast materials. Your doctor may recommend that you take a little laxative the night before the exam and avoid eating or drinking after midnight. Leave your jewels at home and dress in loose, casual attire. You might be requested to dress up.
A micturating cystourethrogram (MCU) is a unique procedure. radiographic examination to determine some characteristics of lower urinary tract anatomy and function.