Renal Scan with Flow

What is a renal scan with flow?

Renal scan with flow 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.

Why has my physician ordered this exam?

This test can help your physician diagnose and/or monitor various conditions, including:

  • Hydronephrosis (kidney swelling)
  • Hypertension
  • Obstruction
  • Postsurgical changes, including kidney transplants
  • Reduced kidney function
  • Tumor

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