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Kidney Stone Seen on Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)


Images of normal flow from the kidneys and flow blocked by a kidney stone

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

These figures show an X-ray with contrast dye (intravenous pyelogram, or IVP) of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Figure 1 shows a normal flow from the kidneys, through the ureters, to the bladder (white arrows). Figure 2 shows a kidney stone blocking the normal flow of urine in the ureter on the right.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerTushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology
Last RevisedApril 28, 2011

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