DTPA Scan (Diethylene Triamine Pentaacetic Acid) which is also called DTPA Renal Scan is done to evaluate the functioning of the kidney.
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DTPA Renal Scan Cost in India & Lab Details
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|City for DTPA Scan||Price Starting from|
|DTPA Scan Cost in Delhi||₹4200|
|DTPA Scan Cost in Gurgaon||₹4200|
|DTPA Scan Cost in Bangalore|
|DTPA Scan Cost in Mumbai||₹2340|
|DTPA Scan Cost in Noida||₹4200|
|DTPA Scan Cost in Kolkata||₹5625|
|DTPA Scan Cost in Other Indian Cities||₹2340|
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 the 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 a vital role in the functioning of the body such as
- Removing liquid waste from our body
- Maintaining a balance of chemicals
- Produce hormone renin to control blood pressure
Normally the problems in the renal do not show any symptoms. It is usually detected with a screening urine culture and sensitivity test.
Why the scan is performed?
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
The 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 a 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 radios tape into the vein in your arm a 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 radios tape and send them to a computer to generate a detailed image.
You may ask to take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) medication during the scan to examine the functioning of the kidney before and after the medication.
You may also be given a water pill to evaluate the blockage in the kidney and to observe the urine flow.
If the scan requires an empty bladder, then a soft tube called a catheter will be used.
You can have your normal diet after the scan. The radio tape injected into 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 radio tape compared to an X-ray.
Nuclear medicine used does not have any long-term side effects.
But it is important to consult with your doctor if you 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 radio tape compared to the contrast dye.
Other than these, you may feel slight discomfort due to the injection of an 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 the 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.