Kidney SPECT is a technique for assessing the functional state of the kidneys based on the registration of the accumulation of radiopharmaceuticals in the renal tissue. It involves obtaining tomographic sections of the renal parenchyma after the introduction of radioactive isotopes into the bloodstream. The study is informative in the diagnosis of congenital anomalies of the development and position of the kidneys, bulky formations (cysts, tumors), vesicoureteral reflux, nephrosclerosis, renal failure, assessment of the condition of the nephrotransplant. Combining single-photon emission tomography with computed tomography (SPECT-CT) makes it possible to simultaneously study the functional state and morphological structure of the urinary tract.
Author: Artur Kh.
General Practitioner. Work experience in medicine - 7 years. I consider it necessary to constantly educate myself and improve my skills, I adhere to the principles of evidence-based medicine in my work, I am guided by the well-known rule "Do no harm". My credo in life is "If you want to do something well, do it yourself."