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Is renal scan safe?

Is renal scan safe?

Safety...: A renal scan is relatively safe. It does subject you to a small amount of radiation but the benefits of performing the scan should outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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What is a renal scan for?

What is a renal scan for?

Functional scan..: Renal scan is usually ordered to evaluate arterial flow to the kidneys as well as cortical concentration and excretion of tracer. Lasix (furosemide) renal scan is used to rule out obstruction. Dmsa renal scan can be used to evaluate for pyelonephritis / scarring. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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What is it like to have a renal scan?

What is it like to have a renal scan?

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. ...Read more

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Renal scan vs ivp. Why and how do they differ?

Renal scan vs ivp. Why and how do they differ?

Nuclear & US scans: Intravenous pyelogram gives much better anatomic detail than either us or nuclear scan, now mostly replaced by ct & ultrasound. Mag3 nuclear scan best to quantitate obstruction & relative function. Dmsa nuclear scan best to demonstrate kidney scars & areas of diminished or absent function. Ultrasound scan uses no radiation, good for screening for hydronephrosis, kidney cysts, tumors & stones. ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize weight gain and lose weight if you are overweight.
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What does a renal scan with lasik mean?

What does a renal scan with lasik mean?

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. ...Read more

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Recently found out that kidney enlarged due to hydronephrosis size of 18.8cm x 9.1cm x 10.4cm then renal scan no function is there a way to recover?

Hydronephrosis: A kidney that is completely obstructed may show porr to no function on renal scan. The kidney should be drained with a stent or nephrostomy tube and the renal scan repeated after 4 weeks with the drain in place. If there is still ni function, then removal may be indicated. Discuss this with your urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Help! I have pain during renal scan with Lasix (furosemide) wash?

Help! I have pain during renal scan with Lasix (furosemide) wash?

Possible obstruction: I do not know findings of renal scan. Some people develop pain with diuresis from lasix (furosemide) because of sudden distension of collecting system. This may mean there is obstruction to collecting system or ueter and the sudden increased volume not handled well. Sometimes this occurs in obstructed kidneys following beer ingestion, another diuretic. Pain a lot of times when supine at night. ...Read more