DTPA renogram


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DTPA renogram

A method for measuring blood flow to the kidneys and urinary excretion by the kidneys. A small dose of diethylenetriamine pentacetic acid (DTPA) linked to radioactive technetium (technetium-99m) is injected intravenously. Images of the kidneys are taken without delay. The tracer's circulation to the kidneys and its excretion by them can provide information about diseases such as renal artery stenosis, kidney transplant rejection, and ureteral or urethral obstruction.
See also: renogram
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Success is defined as no or minimal hold-up on DTPA renogram improving renal function and decreasing dilatation on successive intravenous urogram.
Intravenous urogram (IVU) and DTPA renogram revealed a non-functioning left kidney.
A patient with no renal function on DTPA renogram nephrectomy was done.