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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Aim: This study assessed the ability of tissue harmonic imaging ultrasound combined with power Doppler ultrasound in the detection of childhood febrile urinary tract infections in comparison with the gold standard reference method: Tc-99m dimercaptosuccinicacid renal cortical scintigraphy.
Consensus on renal cortical scintigraphy in children with urinary tract infection.
Cortical scintigraphy and urinary tract infection in children.
Early treatment of urinary infection prevents renal damage on cortical scintigraphy.
LAS VEGAS -- Although renal cortical scintigraphy remains the accepted standard for diagnosing pyelonephritis--with a sensitivity of 92% and a specificity of 100%--it's far from perfect, Dr.