Assessment of regional kidney function may provide new clinical understanding and assist in the treatment of children with prenatal hydronephrosis

Ozcan Z. , Anderson P., Gordon I.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.168, no.5, pp.2153-2157, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 168 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.ju.0000030149.02043.a3
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2153-2157


Purpose: As calculated from a (99m)technetium (Tc)-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) renogram, differential renal function is an important parameter affecting the clinical treatment of children with prenatal unilateral hydronephrosis. We determined whether value is potentially added by calculating a functional image from MAG3 renograms that represents proximal tubule ability to clear tracer from the blood, that is the MAG3 clearance image.