The renal quantitative scintillation camera study for determination of renal function

I. M. Thompson, F. G. Boineau, B. B. Evans, J. U. Schlegel

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Abstract

The renal quantitative scintillation camera study assesses glomerular filtration rate and effective renal plasma flow based upon renal uptake of (99mtechnetium-iron ascorbate and 131iodine-hippuran, respectively. The method was compared to inulin, para-aminohippuric acid and creatinine clearance studies in 7 normal subjects and 9 patients with various degrees of reduced renal function. The reproducibility of the technique was determined in 15 randomly selected pediatric patients. The values of glomerular filtration rate and effective renal plasma flow were not significantly different from those of inulin and para-aminohippuric acid studies. The reproducibility of the technique was comparable to that of inulin and para-aminohippuric acid studies. Patient acceptance of the technique is excellent and the cost is minimal. Renal morphology and excretory dynamics also are demonstrated. The technique is advocated as a clinical measure of renal function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-465
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume129
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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