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Monthly Archives: July 2014


Captopril MAG3/DTPA Renal Scintigraphy

By |2018-03-15T11:17:54+03:00July 27th, 2014|Urinary system|

Captopril MAG3/DTPA Renal Scintigraphy can determine overall renal (kidney) function and also relative left and right kidney function. The test is performed using the radiotracer called Tc99m-DTPA (Diethylene Triamine Pentacaetic Acid) or Tc99m-MAG3 (Mercaptoacetyltriglycine). The test is often used in combination with a diuretic drug such as frusemide to determine if a kidney [...]

I123 WBS (Thyroxine (T4) Withdrawal Method)

By |2018-03-15T11:17:54+03:00July 25th, 2014|Endocrine system, Nuclear Medicine|

Before I123 WBS (Thyroxine (T4) Withdrawal Method) measurement of serum TSH-stimulated thyroglobulin (Tg) is a sensitive method for detecting residual/recurrent well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC) in patients previously treated by surgery and radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation therapy. WDTC patients who have an undetectable serum Tg on thyroid hormone therapy (THT) in the absence of [...]