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.