Renal perfusion scintigraphy

Alternative names
Renal perfusion scintiscan; Radionuclide renal perfusion scan

Definition
A renal perfusion scintiscan is a nuclear medicine test that uses a small amount of a radioactive substance (radioisotope) to image the kidneys and detect clinically significant narrowing of the arteries that supply them (renal artery stenosis).

see Renal perfusion scintiscan.

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Last revised: December 4, 2012
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