RENAL SCINTIGRAPHY

TC 99M MAG3 / TC 99M DTPA:

  • Differential Renal function (contribution of each kidney to global renal function)
  • Evaluation of obstructive nephropathy and obstructive uropathy associated with hydronephrosis or renal stones, malignancy etc
  • Evaluation of renal transplantation
  • Investigation of unknown origin of lumbar pain
  • Investigation of acute or chronic renal failure
  • Renal trauma

TC 99M MAG3 / TC 99M DTPA:

  • Assessment of parenchymal involvement in acute pyelonephritis
  • Assessment of renal infarction and scarring post infective or post vasculitis
  • Assessment of differential renal function and contribution of single kidney function toward global renal function
  • Detection of congenital abnormalities: abnormal duplex kidneys, small kidneys, dysplastic kidneys, horseshoe kidney and pelvic kidney
  • Distinguish pseudotumors/ benign space occupying lesions (e.g. prominent column of bertini) from tumours

TC 99M MAG3 / TC 99M DTPA:

  • Determination of the presence of renovascular disorders as a cause of hypertension
  • Malignant hypertension
  • Hypertension difficult to control or resistant to medical therapy
  • Hypertension occurring at extremes of age
  • Deterioration of renal function during therapy with ACE inhibitors
  • Deteriorating renal function of no obvious cause

RADIONUCLIDE CYSTOGRAM

  • Direct/indirect
  • Assess active reflux of urine