Renal Scan with Flow for Renovascular Hypertension

What is a parathyroid scan?

This is a nuclear medicine test. It uses a small amount of radioactive material and a special camera to produce images that help evaluate kidney function, shape, and size. This test is conducted in patients with moderate- or high-risk renal vascular hypertension. Learn more about renal scan with flow for renovascular hypertension.

Where is the nuclear medicine department located?

We are located in the inpatient radiology department of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto.

Where should I park?

Park in the main lot in front of the hospital. View a map of the campus.

What entrance should I use?

Enter the hospital through the main entrance. Admissions is to the left as you enter the lobby. View a map of the campus.

What do I need to bring?

Bring a photo ID, your insurance card, and your co-pay (if required).

How should I prepare?

  • Because of radiation exposure, it is vital that you tell us if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are a nursing mother.
  • There are no special dietary or medication restrictions for this scan.

What should I expect at my exam appointment?

  • Please allow at least 2–3 hours for this appointment.
  • After reviewing any medications you may be taking, the technologist will start a saline IV in your arm.
  • After you have received a bag of saline, the technologist will inject a radioactive isotope into the IV.
  • The technologist will position you on the imaging table and take a series of images of your kidneys. This part of the process takes about 30 minutes.
  • After the first series of images, the technologist will start a second bag of saline and inject the IV with a dose of enalaprilat, an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor. Your blood pressure will be monitored for the remainder of the process.
  • After the second series of images, the technologist will ask you to empty your bladder, and will then take a final 30-minute series of images.

How will I get my results?

A radiologist will interpret the images, write a report, and deliver the results to your doctor via our internal computer system.

Whom do I call if I need more information?

If you need any other information, call us at 662-772-3128 between the hours of 8 a.m – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Contact Us

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

Address
7601 Southcrest Parkway
Southaven, MS 38671

Phone
662-772-4000

Email
info.desoto@bmhcc.org

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