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what does a renal scan with lasik mean?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
I'm not sure: Did you mean retinal scan? Or renal scan with Lasix (furosemide) (the water pill)? If this is about eye surgery, then it is possible that you were told to have your retina checked prior to having lasser vision correction. Otherwise, you may have been set up for evaluatio of your kidneys.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 25 years experience
Unsure: Renal refers to the kidneys, and lasik refers to an eye procedure. Check your terms and repost.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Customvue scan: I assume you mean retinal scan but what is actually done is to obtain a wavefront scan. The eye's wavefront is an analysis of all of the ways your particular eye bends light. It allows the laser to design a laser treatment specific to you.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Renal scan w/ lasix (furosemide): I assume you mean renal scan with lasix (furosemide). This is a type of nuclear medicine renal scan which uses a radiotracer to evaluate arterial flow to the kidneys as well as cortical concentration and excretion of tracer. Lasix (furosemide) is a medication administered during a renal scan usually to rule out urinary tract obstruction.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Assess obstruction: Usually renal scan `uses isotope either Tc99m DTPA or MAG3 injected intravenously which is extracted from blood stream by kidneys. Usually this part of study 30 minutes in duration. Second part of study involves injection of lasix, (furosemide) a diuretic, to check drainage of kidneys for possible obstruction.

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What is a renal scan for?

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Is renal scan safe?

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What is it like to have a renal scan?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Very reasonable test: The patient is positioned on table with nuclear camera usually positioned underneath. Via a vein the radiotracer usually Technetium 99m MAG3 is injected in a bolus while continuous imaging is being performed of the kidneys and bladder Sometimes lasix (furosemide) a diuretic is injected following the first phase of study to see if kidney might be obstructed. It generally is very easy low radiation test.

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