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      Scintigraphic Imaging of Renal Function

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          Scintigraphic imaging of renal phyisology can be achieved by gamma camera planar imaging, single photon emission computerised tomography (SPECT) or positron emission tomography (PET). Physiological information about the kidney usually requires dynamic imaging, although for some applications imaging may be static. Individual kidney renal blood flow can be measured from dynamic gamma camera imaging, although with PET it is possible to measure regional renal perfusion. Measurement of individual kidney glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is performed routinely with Tc-99m-diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA), but information about GFR on a regional basis, and measurement of regional filtration fraction, require PET. Manoeuvres which interfere with renal physiology, such as captopril renography, may also yield useful diagnostic information.

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          Journal
          EXN
          Nephron Exp Nephrol
          10.1159/issn.1660-2129
          Cardiorenal Medicine
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-6765-7
          978-3-318-00352-9
          1660-2129
          1998
          October 1998
          11 September 1998
          : 6
          : 5
          : 391-397
          Affiliations
          Department of Imaging, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
          Article
          20547 Exp Nephrol 1998;6:391–397
          10.1159/000020547
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          References: 39, Pages: 7
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          Categories
          Non-Invasive Imaging of Renal Structure and Function

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