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Title: Role of nuclear medicine in clinical urology and nephrology

The application of radionuclide studies to nephrologic and urologic practice has reached a measurable degree of maturity during the past several years. In spite of this, the utilization of these techniques in many institutions in the United States continues to be far less frequent than one would expect from the clinical advantages. The aim of this editorial is to try to place the role of nuclear medicine in urology and nephrology in perspective. At the present time, in spite of the large number of renal agents that have been developed, there is no practical ideal radiopharmaceutical that can serve as a universal agent. Arbitrarily, one may reduce the chief armamentarium to only four radiopharmaceuticals; technetium-99m DTPA, I-131 OIH (orthoiodohippurate), technetium-99m glucoheptonate and technetium-99m DMSA. These agents are discussed with their relative advantages and disadvantages.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7098238
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Nucl. Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 25:5
Research Org:
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; IODINE 131; SCINTISCANNING; KIDNEYS; TECHNETIUM 99; URINARY TRACT; UROGENITAL SYSTEM DISEASES; DIAGNOSIS; DTPA; GLUCOHEPTONATE; HIPPURAN; ISOMERIC NUCLEI; AMINO ACIDS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CARBOXYLIC ACID ESTERS; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; CHELATING AGENTS; CONTRAST MEDIA; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; DRUGS; ESTERS; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; IODINE ISOTOPES; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOPROTECTIVE SUBSTANCES; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 550601* -- Medicine-- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics