The IVP helps detect disease and proper functions of the kidneys and bladder. Contrast media (x-ray) dye is injected into the arm and a timed series of x-ray films of the abdomen will be taken.
- Drink only fluids after supper the night before the exam
- You will take Biscodyl tablets (a laxative) at bedtime
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day before the exam
Children may be allowed to have a liquid breakfast and nothing to eat or drink three hours prior to the exam