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Renal scan vs ivp. Why and how do they differ?
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Dr. George Klauber
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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