Role of technetium-99m N,N-ethylenedicysteine renal scintigraphy in the evaluation of differential renal function and cortical defects


BÜYÜKDERELI G., Guney I.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.31, no.3, pp.134-138, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.rlu.0000200460.41091.13
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-138
  • Keywords: Tc-99m N,N-EC, Tc-99m DMSA, differential renal function, cortical defects, DIMERCAPTOSUCCINIC ACID, URINARY-TRACT, TECHNETIUM-99M-DIMERCAPTOSUCCINIC ACID, ACUTE PYELONEPHRITIS, DIURESIS RENOGRAPHY, ETHYLENE DICYSTEINE, OBSTRUCTED KIDNEYS, HEALTHY-VOLUNTEERS, IMAGING AGENT, CHILDREN
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Purpose: This study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of technetium-99m N,N-ethylenedicysteine (Tc-99m EC) in comparison to technetium-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (Tc-99m DMSA) scintigraphy. Differential renal function (DRF) was calculated by both methods and the cortical-phase images of dynamic Tc-99m EC scintigraphy were evaluated for parenchymal defects.