Renal Scan

Nuclear Medicine is a branch of diagnostic imaging that examines the function of many organs and body systems, including the kidneys.

A nuclear renal scan examines the blood flow and function of the kidneys using a small amount of a radioactive chemical (tracer or radiopharmaceutical) that is injected into an arm vein. A gamma camera placed over the kidneys images or maps the pattern of tracer passing through the kidneys, giving information useful in diagnosing conditions such as obstruction, low or uneven function, scarring and bladder reflux.

  • Split Function

    A split function renal scan (also called renogram or renal perfusion study) examines the blood flow and function of the kidneys using a small amount of a radioactive chemical (called tracers, radiopharmaceuticals or DTPA) that is injected into an arm...

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  • Laxis Washout

    A nuclear renal scan examines the blood flow and function of the kidneys using a Radiopharmaceutical (also called tracers or DTPA). This is a small amount of a radioactive chemical that is injected into an arm vein. A gamma camera placed over the kidneys...

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  • Cortical Study

    A nuclear renal scan examines the blood flow and function of the kidneys using a small amount of a radioactive chemical (tracers, radiopharmaceuticals or DMSA) that is injected into an arm vein. A gamma camera placed over the kidneys images or maps the...

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