Excretory Urography

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Urography, Excretory


(also called descending urography), roentgen examination of the kidneys and urinary tract after injection of an X-ray contrast medium such as methiodal sodium, which is excreted by the kidneys. The method makes it possible to determine the condition of the kidneys and urinary tract and is used to detect nephrolithiasis, renal tuberculosis, and other diseases.

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Amling, "Prospective comparison of computerized tomography and excretory urography in the initial evaluation of asymptomatic microhematuria," The Journal of Urology, vol.
Diagnostic significance of excretory urography and ultrasonography in renal diseases.
Diagnostic efficacy of excretory urography with low-dose nonionic contrast media.
Traditionally, the preoperative radiological evaluation of patients suspected of having a uterine or adnexal mass was limited to barium enema examination and excretory urography to find out the mass effect on the bowel lumen or the urinary tract.
(5.) Middleton AW jr.NixonGW.the lack of correlation between upper tract changes on excretory urography and vesicouretral reflex.j urol.1980; 123:227-228).
Shortly thereafter, their ability to permit excretory urography was recognized and this study soon became the mainstay of uroradiologic practice.
In most of the cases diagnosis was made by diagnostic imagings such as excretory urography, retrograde urography or computed tomography (CT) and urinary cytology, as for other ureteral tumours, but no characteristic findings were encountered.3 Surgical treatment was performed in twelve out of 13 cases.
Determination of normal renal dimensions of adult Ethiopian patients as seen by excretory urography. Ethiop Med J 1998;36(1):27-35.
Three angles on the pretreatment excretory urography were measured; the inner angle between the axis of the lower pole infundibular and ureteropelvic axis (angle 1), lower pole infundibular axis and main axis of pelvis-ureteropelvic junction point (angle 2), and lower pole infundibular axis and perpendicular line (angle 3).
Although these studies have used excretory urography (IVP) as the reference standard, noncontrast helical computed tomography (CT) appears to be a superior reference standard.[1,2] The authors of this study examined the accuracy of hematuria testing compared with a reference standard of helical CT and attempted to differentiate between dipstick screening and different thresholds of microscopic hematuria.