renal scanning


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renal scanning

A scintigraphic method of determining renal function, size, and shape. A radioactive substance that concentrates in the kidney is given intravenously. The radiation emitted from the substance as it accumulates in the kidneys is recorded on a suitable photographic film.
See also: scanning
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Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend voiding cystourethrography and the renal ultrasound, and other authorities recommend renal scanning as well.