RENAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE: A REVIEW

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  • Gregory B. Daniel DVM, MS,

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    1. Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, P.O. Box 1071, Knoxville, TN 37901–1071
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  • Sally K. Mitchell DVM,

    1. Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, P.O. Box 1071, Knoxville, TN 37901–1071
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  • Dianne Mawby DVM,

    1. Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, P.O. Box 1071, Knoxville, TN 37901–1071
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  • Jill E. Sackman DVM, PhD,

    1. Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, P.O. Box 1071, Knoxville, TN 37901–1071
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  • Dorothy Schmidt BS

    1. Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, P.O. Box 1071, Knoxville, TN 37901–1071
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Address correspondence regarding this manuscript and reprint requests to: Gregory B Daniel, D.V.M., MS, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, P.O. Box 1071, Knoxville, TN 37901-1071.

Abstract

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.

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