IVP X-rayYour doctor has arranged for you to have an X-ray called an intravenouspyelogram (IVP).Why is this X-ray done?This test outlines your kidneys, ureters and bladder. It shows their shape, sizeand location.If you have any allergies, report them immediately to your doctor. A specialpreparation will be needed.How do I get ready?The Day Before Your X-ray/After Supper • Take 4 - 5 mg Dulcolax tablets the night before the test. • You can have clear fluids (such as black tea, apple juice, or gingerale) only until the time of the test.The Day of Your X-ray • Plan to arrive in the X-ray Department 15 minutes before your test. Remember that parking is limited.