Definition of pyelography in English:

pyelography

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] 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
    • ‘Intravenous pyelography and percutaneous nephrogram are useful in imaging GUTB.’
    • ‘Intravenous pyelography has been the classic diagnostic test of choice.’
    • ‘If necessary, intravenous pyelography, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging can add more information.’
    • ‘Intravenous pyelography has greater sensitivity and specificity for the detection of renal calculi.’
    • ‘What are the possible common complications of intravenous pyelography?’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

pyelography

/ˌpʌɪəˈlɒɡrəfi/