The conditions for which the geometric mean method revealed a more accurate calculation of relative renal function in Tc-99m-DMSA scintigraphy


Yapar A. , Aydin M., Reyhan M., Yapar Z., Sukan A.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.26, no.2, pp.141-146, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00006231-200502000-00011
  • Title of Journal : NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-146

Abstract

Aims (1) To compare the results of calculating relative renal function (RRF) by using only posterior images (POST) with the geometric mean (GM) through both anterior and posterior imaging on dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy. (2) To determine whether there was an age-related difference between them and whether some renal pathologies or asymmetrical renal function cause an error in the RRF calculation by using posterior images only.