Diagnosis of Renal and Adrenal Tumors in Nuclear Medicine
The usual diagnostic methods used in nuclear medicine are not suited for the diagnosis of a renal tumor because they lack specificity. Isotope nephrogram (ING), single shoot clearance, and functional scintigram give information about global and partial renal function, whereas a scintigram of the parenchyma detects localized parenchymal defects. Injection of radioactive gases or particles into the renal artery gives data on the relative or absolute perfusion of the renal tissue. Data obtained by a combination of these methods may strongly suggest a renal tumor but can never be used as diagnostic proof.
KeywordsCholesterol Dopamine Iodine Adenoma Radionuclide
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