Renal nuclear medicine: a review

Daniel GB, Mitchell SK, Mawby D, et al.

Vet Radiol Ultrasound 1999;40:572-587.

Renal nuclear medicine is used to evaluate renal function and morphology. Renal scintigraphy is the best imaging modality for evaluation of functional parameters such as glomerular filtration rate and effective renal plasma flow. The commonly used renal radiopharmaceuticals are reviewed. Both imaging and non-imaging techniques are presented. Specific applications of renal nuclear medicine are discussed.