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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Paediapaedia: IVP Paediapaedia: Genitourinary Procedure Descriptions


Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

Patient Preparation:

Nonionic, dose is 2 cc/kg or 1 cc/pound of patient weight to a maximum of 150 cc

Scout film
Ask is patient is allergic to contrast
Inject contrast
If patient has known reflux, consider placing a catheter in the bladder to keep the bladder empty so reflux does not mimic renal function

Views to Take:
Immediate film of kidneys
5 minute supine to see the renal collecting systems
15 minute prone to see ureters.

Take a post void film if requested by the clinical service.

See References Chapter.

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