SPECT/CT and cortical renal scintigraphy
We recommend that you generally hydrate yourself well and drink about ½ litre of water 30 min before your examination.
The examination occurs in 2 sessions
The intravenous injection of the radiopharmaceutical (duration: 15 min).
Acquisition of the imaging (duration: 1 hr).
Between the two sessions (3 hr), you are free to leave the institute. We recommend that you generally hydrate yourself well and drink about ½ litre of water. During the examination under the camera please remain motionless.
Main clinical indications
- Search for kidney scar
- Search for acute pyelonephritis
The imaging is based on the extraction of a radiopharmaceutical by the cortex of the two kidneys, thus allowing the study of the functional cortex of each kidney, and to quantify the relative contribution of each kidney to the total renal function (relative function) . The main indication is the renal scar search 6 months after an infection of the kidney (acute pyelonephritis), visualised in the form of a diminished activity of the renal cortex on the scintigraphy.
Acute pyelonephritis (CT)
Corresponding kidney scar
None functional left kidney