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Nuclear Medicine Kidney Image

If there is a possibility of pregnancy or breastfeeding, please inform the technologist prior to the date of your examination.

Preparation

We encourage you to drink plenty of fluids the day prior and the morning of the scan. You may eat as usual.

On the day of your exam

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to allow for parking and registration. If you bring friends or family to the appointment they will be asked to have a seat in a waiting room during your test. Children cannot be left unattended during the test, so please arrange for a caregiver.

The procedure

The purpose of the Kidney Image is to visualize function and blood flow of the kidneys.What to expect

You will be assisted onto a table by a technologist. A small amount of radioactive material is injected into a vein in your arm. You will be instructed to lie still while images are made of the kidneys. A radiologist will review your films to see if additional images are needed. Plan to spend up to approximately 1-2 hours in the department.

Results

Our radiologist will study your examination and a report will be forwarded to your practitioner, from whom you may obtain the results. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact our department at at 608-342-4745.

Your Appointment

The radiology department will call you the day before the test to notify you with the time of your appointment. If you cannot be reached before 10 pm the test will be cancelled.

Date of appointment _______________________________________ 

Your procedure will be performed at Southwest Health at 1400 Eastside Road – Platteville, WI 53818. Please use the Main Hospital Entrance and check in at the Registration Desk prior to your scheduled procedure.

If you cannot keep your appointment please contact the radiology department at 608-342-4745 so that me may accommodate another patient.

NOTE: It may take 2-3 days to obtain verification from your insurance company for exams that require prior authorization, such as CT, MRI, Nuclear Stress, Injections, etc.