Dynamic Renal Scan (DTPA, MAG3)

Home Services Nuclear Medicine Dynamic Renal Scan (DTPA, MAG3)
Data related to the renal tract in addition to renal function estimates are acquired through this procedure. It is begun after injecting the tracer intravenously. Later on the tracer is filtered and expelled by the kidneys. The data provided by this examination cannot be achievable through other regular radiological examinations.

Fasting: Is not preferred as you will be requested to considerably increase fluid intake, consequently increasing urination frequency, as frequent urination is requested.

Medication contradiction: A list of medications should be provided as they may interfere with the examination. The following medications should be stopped:
  • NSAIDs such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen.
  • ACEI and Beta blockers, diuretics and water pills

Tracer method of intake: The radiopharmaceutical tracer will be injected intravenously.

Examination duration: The imaging process will take 30 minutes; the imaging will be conducted immediately after the tracer is injected.

Additional related examinations: Additional imaging maybe required depending on the examination outcome.