Currently, in calculation of total and split renal functions (SRF), radionuclide methods are routinely used. We aimed to investigate whether any difference exists betweenSRF values obtained by 99mTc-MAG3, 99mTc-DTPA and 99mTc-DMSA renal scintigraphies. Retrospectively, 38 patients were included in this study. In Group 1, both 99mTc-DTPA and 99mTc-DMSA renal scintigraphies were performed. In Group 2, 99mTc-MAG3 and 99mTc-DMSA renal scintigraphies were performed. SRF were calculated by each method and statistically compared with each other. There was no statistically significant difference between SRF values obtained from 99mTc-DTPA,99mTc-MAG3, and 99mTc-DMSA scintigraphies in 1st and 2nd Group. 99mTc-DTPA,99mTc-MAG3, and 99mTc-DMSA renal scintigraphies give similar SRF measures which may allow use of either of these techniques for calculating the SRF.
Key words: Kidney split renal function, 99mTc-DTPA, 99mTc-MAG3, 99mTc-DMSA.
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