How to Do a DMSA Scan

  • Jackie JamesEmail author


A dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scan is a static nuclear medicine study that indicates functioning renal tubular mass. It can be used to detect renal parenchymal abnormalities and to measure relative kidney function.


Relative Function Renal Scarring Proximal Convoluted Tubule Anterior View Dimercaptosuccinic Acid 
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Further Reading

  1. British Nuclear Medicine Society. Renal cortical scintigraphy (DMSA) clinical guidelines.
  2. Sharp PF, Gemmell HG, Murray AD, editors. Practical nuclear medicine. 3rd ed. London: Springer; 2005.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine CentreManchester Royal InfirmaryManchesterUK

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