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Nuclear Renogram

Diagnostic Tests  |  Nuclear Renogram


Your physician has referred you to the Diagnostic Services Department at United Hospital Center for a procedure known as a renogram.

Renography has its greatest value in determining kidney function or diminished blood supply or both; urinary tract obstruction whether caused by stones, tumors, etc.; follow-up after renal artery reconstruction or kidney transplant; and screening patients for renal hypertension.

Prior to your examination, if you are taking any of the medications listed below, please follow the guidelines listed:

  • Ace Inhibitors
    Vasotec, Captopril, Montapril, Lisinspril, Prinivil, etc.
    DISCONTINUE 72 hours prior to the exam
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
    Procardia, Isoptin, Verelan, Cardizem, Calan, etc.
    DISCONTINUE 24 hours prior to the exam.
  • Diuretics
    DISCONTINUE 48 hours prior to the exam

You will arrive in the Diagnostic Services Department, where the technologist will adjust your body position relative to the nuclear camera for acquisition of your images.

You will be given an injection, in a vein in your arm, of a small amount of radioactive material which is picked up by the kidneys. A series of pictures will be acquired on the camera. If Captopril renogram is needed,a second injection will be given four hours later and images taken.

LENGTH: Initial images approximately 35 minutes; 2nd injection after 4 hours with images (if needed)

If you are pregnant, or think you might be, tell your doctor and the technologist BEFORE your exam.

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