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DTPA Renal Scan Cost & Labs
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|DTPA Scan Price in Delhi||₹ 4,500|
|DTPA Scan Price in Gurgaon||₹ 4,500|
|DTPA Scan Price in Bangalore||
|DTPA Scan Price in Mumbai||₹ 3,800|
|DTPA Scan Price in Other Indian Cities||₹ 3,800|
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Frequently Asked Questions About DTPA Renal Scan
What is DTPA Renal Scan?
DTPA Scan (Diethylene Triamine Pentaacetic Acid) which is also called DTPA Renal Scan is done to evaluate the functioning of kidney. The nuclear medicine renal scan uses radioactive material to trace the drainage pattern and to detect any problem.
It is an effective tool to detect functional and structural abnormalities in the kidneys. This helps to diagnose kidney problems at an early stage.
The kidney plays an vital role in the functioning of the body such as
- Removing liquid waste from our body
- Maintaining balance of chemicals
- Produce hormone renin to control blood pressure
Normally the problems in renal does not show any symptoms. It is usually detected with a screening urine culture and sensitivity test.
Why is it done?
Generally, the DTPA Scan is done to detect and diagnose the following renal disorders.
- Swelling due to infection
- Renovascular hypertension
- Abnormalities due to kidney transplant
- Renal arterial blockage
- Kidney failure
Procedure of Nuclear Medicine Renal Scan (DTPA Scan)
Normally, the DTPA scan does not require any special preparation. You can have your normal diet and carry on regular activities before the scan.
It is recommended to consult your doctor if you are on any kind of medication before the scan. Your doctor may provide instructions accordingly as it may affect the test results.
You will be asked to change into loose gown provided by the lab during the procedure. You should avoid wearing items with metallic contents such as jewelry, watch, etc during the scan, as it may affect the results.
A technician will inject radiosotape into the vein in your arm few hours before the test.
It is important to stay still throughout the scan, as any movement may affect the image. The scanner will pick the signals of radiostape and send it to a computer to generate into detailed image.
You may asked to take angitension converting enzyme (ACE) medication during the scan to examine the functioning of kidney before and after the medication.
You may also be given water pill to evaluate the blockage in kidney and to observe the urine flow.
If the scan requires empty bladder, then a soft tube called catheter will be used.
You can have your normal diet after the scan. The radiostape injected in your body will be excreted by the kidney naturally. You may be required to intake more liquids for this.
What are the risks associated?
Generally, the DTPA scan does not involve any risk. You will be exposed only to a minimal level of radiation from the radiostape compared to an X ray.
The nuclear medicine used does not have any long term side effects.
But it is important to consult with your doctor if your are pregnant or expected to be pregnant, as there are chances that it may harm the fetus. Also inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Normally you do not develop any allergic reaction due to the radiostape compared to the contrast dye.
Other than these, you may feel slight discomfort due to the injection of intravenous line in your vein. If you experience symptoms such as redness or swelling in the punctured site, it is advised to consult your doctor.
How to interpret DTPA scan results?
A nuclear imaging radiologist will interpret the DTPA scan result and the report will be sent to your doctor who will explain it to you. Visit LabsAdvisor to book the lowest DTPA Scan Cost.
Broadly, the DTPA scan results will help to detect abnormalities in the kidney.
But DTPA scan cannot differentiate between cyst and tumor. So you may be asked to take additional tests to plan for the treatment.