renal scan

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renal scan

a radiographic scan of the kidneys performed after the IV injection of a radioactive substance. It is used to assess renal perfusion and function, particularly in renal failure and renovascular hypertension and following kidney transplantation.

renal scan

A study in which a radioisotope (e.g., 99mTc-labeled mercaptoacetyl triglycine) is administered to evaluate renal blood flow and renal transplant risks.
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Follow-up diuretic renal scintigraphy at 3 months post-operatively demonstrated stable differential function (36%), with no evidence of obstruction.
Renal scintigraphy using Tc-99m DMSA can assist in the characterisation of incidental renal masses identified on anatomical imaging.
Postnatal renal functions were assessed using dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) or benzoylmercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) renal scintigraphy.
A renal scintigraphy (99mTc MAG-3 with captopril) showed normal renal function with no vascular impairment (renal function of 47% on the right kidney and 53% on the left).
The diagnosis was made and confirmed by ultrasonography, intravenous urography (IVU), and renal scintigraphy in all patients.
Using Tc99-mercaptoacetyltriglycine renal scintigraphy to determine the glomerular filtration rate, the preoperative unilateral renal function was determined to be 56% (left side) and 44% (right side) with a 95.