Definition of pyelography in English:


Line breaks: pyel|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪəˈlɒɡrəfi


[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.


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



Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪələ(ʊ)ɡram/
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.

Definition of pyelography in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope