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Renogram side effects

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 37 years experience
Not sure but: Usually you are talking of a nuclear medicine renal scan.
Dr. Alok Agrawal
Nephrology and Dialysis 34 years experience
Nuclear scan: A renogram is performed by injecting a radioisotope into a vein. It is useful when questions arise about obstruction of a kidney , compromise of a ki... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Djang
Nuclear Medicine 23 years experience
Kidney scan: A renogram measures the function of the kidneys. It is commonly used to make sure they are draining well to the bladder vs finding an obstruction (suc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alpesh Jethva
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Approx. 1 hour: Total time for the scan is between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Dr. David Djang
Nuclear Medicine 23 years experience
1 hr: Probably about an hour total for the whole visit. Your actual time on the camera will probably be 30-40 min of that hour.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 23 years experience
Obstruction: If you have hydronephrosis, it is importation to determine if there is a blockage or just a "slow" system. After Lasix (furosemide), kidneys that are... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Yes or not...: Nuclear diuretic renal scan is used to roughly assess the percentage of total function contributed from each kidney so to decide if worthwhile to remo... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Are you allergic to: Lasix (furosemide)? That is the diuretic most commonly used in the us when performing a diuretic renogram. Also, is it a GFR nuclear renogram? If ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Horowitz
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Incidental finding: It is usually the after effects of something that occurred in the past and dilated the collecting system. For example, urinary reflux (where urine can... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Stone
Interventional Radiology 17 years experience
See nephrologist: This is very low kidney function and should be evaluated by a nephrologist and, given the stone, possibly a urologist. Renal function this low can pro... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Medication : You can speak to a doctor about changing your medication. I remember and a patient who had 20 medications on her allergy list, but when you continue t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Too vague: A question. Different pills/meds have different effects as well side effects.