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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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A MAG-3 renal scintigraphy study demonstrated a 2:1 split renal function, with 67% on the right and 33% on the left (Fig.
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Comparison of three different diuretic renal scintigraphy protocols in patients with dilated upper urinary tracts.
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.
Conclusions: Despite the fact that DMSA is accepted as the most reliable radiopharmaceutical in the determination of DRF, the reliable results are also obtained in dynamic renal scintigraphy which was carried out with DTPA or MAG3.
The advantages of using 99mTc-DMSA renal scintigraphy to evaluate renal sequela after APN have been confirmed in various studies.
Angiography, renal scintigraphy, intravenous pyelography, ultrasonography, and enhanced CT may be useful in diagnosing acute renal infarction ante mortem.
Six-month outcomes included symptomatic reinfection, renal scarring measured by initial and follow-up dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) renal scintigraphy scan, and cost calculated from total hospital charges.
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19) Intra-venous pyelography or renal scintigraphy usually clarifies the diagnosis.