* Inform your physician if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

You have been scheduled for a Renal study which involves the use of a small amount of radioactive material.  The level of radioactivity used is extremely low and has no side effects.

You will be positioned on an imaging table, a special detector called a gamma camera will be placed under the table.  The camera does not produce any radiation. 

Patient Preparation

Hydrate before injection


A small amount of radioactive material will be injected into an I.V. catheter placed in a vein in your arm.  Pediatric patients will also receive a urinary catheter for the duration of the scan to allow continuous drainage of the bladder.  Painless images will be obtained for approximately 45 minutes.


Reviewed and Approved:
Kirk Frey, MD
Robert Ackermann