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Urography

What is Urography?
Urography is an examination used to evaluate the kidneys, ureters and bladder. Excretory urography, also known as intravenous pyelogram, is performed using Conventional x-ray after the intravenous administration of radiographic contrast material. This technique is still performed for pediatric patients and for younger adult Patients.

Why should I do it?
Urography images are used to evaluate issues or detect abnormalities in portions of the urinary tract, including the kidneys, bladder and ureters, including:

  • Hematuria (blood in urine)
  • Kidney or bladder stones
  • Cancers of the urinary tract

Any preparations needed?
CT Urography

  • Please check general preparation guideline for CT examinations
  • Also inform your doctor of any recent illnesses or other medical conditions, and if you have a history of heart disease (particularly congestive heart failure or hypertension), asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, prior organ transplantation, use of chronic NSAIDS, anti-rejection medication or certain antibiotics.

MR Urography

  • Please check general preparation guideline for MRI examinations
  • You may be asked to drink water prior to the examination, and also not to urinate until after the scan is complete.
  • You may be asked if you have asthma or allergies of any kind, such as an allergy to gadolinium drugs, certain foods or the environment.
  • If there is a history of severe kidney disease, it may be necessary to perform a blood test to determine whether the kidneys are functioning adequately.