DMSA Renal Scan

WHAT IS A DMSA RENAL SCAN?

A Nuclear Medicine DMSA Renal Scan is used to asses the size and shape of the kidneys and can determine the extent of renal scarring.

This test can also be called a DMSA Or Renal Scaring Scan.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A DMSA RENAL SCAN?

Part 1. You will be given a small injection in your arm You will not feel any different. The injection looks at how your kidneys are functioning. You can then leave the department for 3 hours. In this time, you can go about your normal activities and you can eat and drink as normal. The imaging staff will advise you of a return time for Part 2.

Part 2. On return you will then have 20-40 minutes worth of scans.

HOW LONG DOES A DMSA RENAL SCAN TAKE?

The test can take up to 4 hours.

PREPARATION REQUIRED FOR A DMSA RENAL SCAN?

  • Please make staff aware if you think you maybe pregnant or if you are breast-feeding prior to making an appointment.
  • You can eat and drink as normal on the day of your scan.            
  • Please bring previous scan which relate to your kidneys.

WHEN WILL MY DOCTOR RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Your Referring Doctor will receive your results within 48hrs.

(07) 31394010

(07) 31394577

admin@qldni.com.au