Definition of pyelography in English:

Share this entry

pyelography

Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪəˈlɒɡrəfi/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
An X-ray technique for producing an image of the renal pelvis and urinary tract by the introduction of a radiopaque fluid. Also called urography.
Example sentences
  • Intravenous pyelography has greater sensitivity and specificity for the detection of renal calculi.
  • If necessary, intravenous pyelography, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging can add more information.
  • Intravenous pyelography and percutaneous nephrogram are useful in imaging GUTB.

Derivatives

pyelogram

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪələ(ʊ)ɡram/
noun
Example sentences
  • This dosage level can be achieved by using ‘one shot’ intravenous pyelograms and substituting MRI for CT scanning.
  • An intravenous pyelogram and a computed tomographic scan revealed a large, solid mass with a central, non-enhancing area.
  • An intravenous pyelogram was obtained and revealed a 5-cm radiolucent filling defect of the bladder.

Origin

Early 20th century: from Greek puelos 'trough, basin' + -graphy.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.