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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Before surgery, all participants were evaluated regarding AP diameter and cortical thickness of affected kidney by ultrasonography, which were all done by the same radiologist, 99technetium DTPA renal scan and voiding cystourethrogram were performed (to assess VUR).
Our followup period was also limited to the first postoperative renal scan in patients who underwent a pyeloplasty.
The latter group merit close clinical follow-up and possibly a technetium Tc 99m succimer renal scan.
Renal scan (MAG 3 DTPA) were done at 4-6 weeks in all cases having moderate to severe hydronephrosis or in whom hydronephrosis was not settling or was gradually increasing favoring the diagnosis of pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction.
However 99mTc DTPA renal scan is also available along with other radionuclide techniques like 99mTc MAG3 and DMSA scintigraphy.
The nuclear medicine diagnostic techniques used in this study were; heart scan (Rest and Stress MIBI), bone scan, renal scan, liver scan, thyroid scan and thallium heart scan.
For example, 15% have only one kidney and a renal scan or X-ray of this area may also be recommended.
Among the medical procedures where Tc-99m is used are: Lung Scintigraphy Tc-99m Pertechnetate for Meckel's scan; Tc-99m Labelled RBC's for Gastro-intestinal Bleeding, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastric Emptying Time (GET); Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis; Liver scan; Liver SPECT scan; Hepatobiliary; Renal Scintigraphy; DMSA Renal scan; DTPA Renal scan with In-Vitro Test; Diuretic Renal scan with In-Vitro Test; Captopril Pre and Post DTPA; Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) with in-Vitro test; Renal scan MAG 3; Renal SPECT scan; and Bone Scintigraphy.
Since I've beaten cancer, my treatment has left me with chronic kidney disease and I needed a renal scan.
Crying "My cancer had left me with kidney disease and I'd gone for a renal scan at the hospital.
Most of the children (87%) underwent the renal scan at the end of the follow-up period.