Kidney X-ray (IV urography)    
     

A contrast medium (“dye”) containing iodine is injected into a vein in the patient’s arm. After travelling through the bloodstream, it is discharged from the body via the kidney. During this process, X-rays are taken at defined intervals.

   

      Preparation:    
    On the day before the examination, avoid any food that produces flatulence    
    No food intake for three hours prior to the examination    
    Patients should drink plenty up to one hour before the examination and then ingest no more fluids
   
           
      Duration of examination: 45 minutes minimum, possibly longer (e.g. if stones are present in the ureters).    

      We need the following essential patient data from you    
     

Current blood count data: creatinine level, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level

If you have diabetes, please bring a list of your regular medication when you come to make an appointment. Some medications have to be temporarily discontinued before an examination if you have excessively high creatinine levels. Our assistants will provide more detailed information about this when you make your appointment.

If you are on anticoagulant medication (e.g. ThromboAss, Marcoumar, etc.), please tell the physician or the assistant before the examination.
   
 
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