mercaptoacetyltriglycine

mercaptoacetyltriglycine

An imaging agent (99mTc-mercaptoacetyltriglycine) which has been used in preoperative renal scintigraphy to predict post-nephrectomy chronic renal insufficiency. The technique was reported to be inferior to preoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in predicting the development of advanced-stage chronic kidney disease after unilateral nephrectomy.
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A mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) scan on day 20 revealed clear evidence of radionuclide uptake without renal excretion, suggesting reversible renal disease.
Tc-99m mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) is the most popular radiotracer used for this purpose.
6] Renal scarring may be assessed with either dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) or mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) renal scans.