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Title: Nuclear medicine in acute and chronic renal failure

The diagnostic value of renal scintiscans in patients with acute or chronic renal failure has not been emphasized other than for the estimation of renal size. /sup 131/I OIH, /sup 67/gallium, /sup 99m/TcDTPA, glucoheptonate and DMSA all may be valuable in a variety of specific settings. Acute renal failure due to acute tubular necrosis, hepatorenal syndrome, acute interstitial nephritis, cortical necrosis, renal artery embolism, or acute pyelonephritis may be recognized. Data useful in the diagnosis and management of the patient with obstructive or reflux nephropathy may be obtained. Radionuclide studies in patients with chronic renal failure may help make apparent such causes as renal artery stenosis, chronic pyelonephritis or lymphomatous kidney infiltration. Future correlation of scanning results with renal pathology promises to further expand nuclear medicine's utility in the noninvasive diagnosis of renal disease.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6855694
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Semin. Nucl. Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 12:3
Research Org:
Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry--Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; KIDNEYS; SCINTISCANNING; UROGENITAL SYSTEM DISEASES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; GALLIUM 67; IODINE 131; ISOMERIC NUCLEI; PATIENTS; RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS; TECHNETIUM 99; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DISEASES; DRUGS; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; GALLIUM ISOTOPES; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; IODINE ISOTOPES; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LABELLED COMPOUNDS; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 550601* -- Medicine-- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics