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Non-invasive measurement of renal blood flow with 99mTc DTPA: comparison with radiolabelled microspheres.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3286002     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This technique for non-invasive measurement of renal blood flow is based on the principle of fractionation of cardiac output, and applicable with any recirculating gamma activity tracer. It effectively determines the count rate that would be recorded over the kidney if the tracer behaved like radiolabelled microspheres and was completely trapped in the kidney on first pass. After correction for kidney depth, the estimated first pass activity plateau, expressed as a fraction of the injected dose, is equal to the kidney's fraction of cardiac output. The principle of the technique was validated by comparison with renal blood flow based on radiolabelled microspheres. Nine separate comparisons were made in two anaesthetised dogs. A known dose of 99mTc radiolabelled microspheres (particle size 23-45 microns) was injected into the left ventricle and the count rate over each kidney recorded. A known dose of 99mTc diethylenetriaminepenta acetic acid (DTPA) was then given as an intravenous bolus and the data recorded dynamically with a gamma camera online to a computer. After subtraction of the stable signal arising from the preceding radiolabelled microspheres, the theoretical first pass activity plateau from the DTPA that would have been recorded if the DTPA, after reaching the systemic circulation, had behaved like radiolabelled microspheres and become completely trapped in the renal vascular bed, was estimated. Using doses based on syringe counts before and after injection the ratio of renal blood flow values given by the two techniques (DTPA:RLMS) was 1.14 (SD 0.22) for the left kidney and 1.1(0.17) for the right. Using doses based on whole body counts, corresponding ratios were 1.05(0.11) and 1.02(0.13).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
A M Peters; J Brown; G G Hartnell; M J Myers; C Haskell; J P Lavender
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular research     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0008-6363     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc. Res.     Publication Date:  1987 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-27     Completed Date:  1988-06-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0077427     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  830-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Organometallic Compounds / diagnostic use*
Pentetic Acid / diagnostic use*
Radioisotope Renography
Renal Circulation*
Technetium / diagnostic use*
Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Organometallic Compounds; 65454-61-7/Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate; 67-43-6/Pentetic Acid; 7440-26-8/Technetium

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