Renogram

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Synonym/Acronym:
MAG3 scan, radioactive renogram, renocystography, renocystogram, renal scintigraphy.

Rationale
To assist in diagnosing kidney disorders such as embolism, obstruction, infection, inflammation, trauma, stones, and bleeding.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. No other radionuclide tests should be scheduled within 24 to 48 hr before this procedure.

Normal Findings

  • Normal shape, size, position, symmetry, vasculature, perfusion, and function of the kidneys
  • Radionuclide material circulates bilaterally, symmetrically, and without interruption through the renal parenchyma, ureters, and urinary bladder, with 50% of the radionuclide excreted within the first 10 min.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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