Scintigraphy (nuclear medicine)
Renal scintigraphy, otherwise called "renal scans" alludes to a few examinations utilizing radiopharmaceuticals that assess the capacity and life systems of the kidneys. Renal scintigraphy is one of numerous imaging techniques used to assess the kidneys. Ultrasound, processed tomography (CT), andmagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can likewise be utilized.
Four kinds of renal imaging help decide if the kidneys are working typically or unusually.
Renal cortical scintigraphy recognizes the measure of working renal cortical tissue through pictures taken with a gamma camera around two hours after radiopharmaceutical infusion.
Renal perfusion and functional imaging looks at blood stream to the kidneys and recognizes potential narrowing of the renal artery. Through a progression of images assumed control 20 to 30 minutes instantly after radiopharmaceutical infusion, it likewise decides how well the kidneys are functioning.
Diuretic renal scintigraphy identifies kidney blockages or hindrance of urine course through pictures taken when the acquaintance of a diuretic with move pee through the kidneys.
Pro inhibitor renal scintigraphy decides whether the reason for a patient's hypertension is originating from the kidneys, because of narrowing of the renal artery, by comparing kidney images before and after taking a blood pressure medication called an "ACE-inhibitor".