Definition of pyelography in English:

pyelography

Line breaks: pyel|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪəˈlɒgrəfi
 
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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.
    More 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)gram/
noun
More 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.

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