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Renogram Exam

A nuclear medicine renogram  provides your doctor with information that measures the kidney blood flow and function. Nuclear medicine is a diagnostic tool in which images are created using a special camera that images organs and tissues in the body after administration of a radioactive “tracer” (radionuclide or radioisotope) to make them visible. The amount of radiation from a nuclear medicine procedure is comparable to that received during a routine X-ray. The tracer only remains in the body for a short period of time before being eliminated in the urine or stool, usually within 24 hours. 

If you need a nuclear medicine test your doctor will write you an order for your test and you can call a center near you that offers Nuclear Medicine to schedule your test.