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What is the process of a renal scintigraphy?
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Renal function
Imaging of kidneys involves intravenous injection of tcmag3 , dtpa or dmsa, and lying on table for hour or more while imaged by gamma camera.
Detection of urinary obstruction, congenital anomalies( absent kidney, horseshoe kidney), and renal hypertension, scarring from infection, sometime intrarenal cysts and masses, with subsequent correlative imaging. All tests can tell function of the kidneys.

In brief: Renal function
Imaging of kidneys involves intravenous injection of tcmag3 , dtpa or dmsa, and lying on table for hour or more while imaged by gamma camera.
Detection of urinary obstruction, congenital anomalies( absent kidney, horseshoe kidney), and renal hypertension, scarring from infection, sometime intrarenal cysts and masses, with subsequent correlative imaging. All tests can tell function of the kidneys.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Different agents
Renal scintigraphy involves an intravenous injection of a radionuclide.
The main preparation is the hydration and sometimes stopping specific medications. Various agents can be used according to what your doctor wants to evaluate (99mtc-mag3, 99mtc-dmsa, 99mtc-dtpa). Sometimes other medication such as Lasix (furosemide) or Captopril will be administered to complete the study, according to the indication.

In brief: Different agents
Renal scintigraphy involves an intravenous injection of a radionuclide.
The main preparation is the hydration and sometimes stopping specific medications. Various agents can be used according to what your doctor wants to evaluate (99mtc-mag3, 99mtc-dmsa, 99mtc-dtpa). Sometimes other medication such as Lasix (furosemide) or Captopril will be administered to complete the study, according to the indication.
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: See
Radiologyinfo.Org.

In brief: See
Radiologyinfo.Org.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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