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Renal Scans

General Information

Nuclear Medicine exams detect radioactive isotopes (tracers) given to the patient prior to the exam in order to show function of various areas within the body.

What is a Renal Scan?

A Renal Scan evaluates the function of your kidneys and assesses blockage.

  • This exam may be called – Renogram, Renal Scan, Renal Baseline, Renal w/Lasix, Renal w/Diuretic, Kidney Scan.
  • Injection with imaging for 45 minutes.  You must lie very still and you will be given 20mg of Lasix during the exam.

How should I prepare for a Renal Scan?

  • Drink fluids.
  • Please ask your Physician if you are taking any medications that may interfere with this exam.
  • You will need to provide a list of the medications you are taking.
  • You must not take your ACE inhibitor and/or ARB blood pressure medications for 48 hours prior to the exam.
  • No restrictions on eating or driving.