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