I131-Diodrast Studies in Unilateral Renal Disease
A procedure utilizing I131-Diodrast with carrier Diodrast and a ratiometer has been evaluated for the early diagnosis of unilateral renal disease.
Relative differences in function between kidneys demonstrated by this procedure correlated well with findings at surgical exploration or autopsy.
In 3 patients with unilateral renal arterial stenosis who had normal intravenous pyelograms, I131-Diodrast results were abnormal.
Although normal I131-Diodrast results may rule out unilateral renal disease, an abnormal result with I131-Diodrast may be seen with any lesion resulting in urine flow differences between kidneys.
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