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Renal Cortical Scan

A renal cortical scan is a test that can help the doctor find out if your child's kidneys are infected or injured. Special pictures are taken after a medicine is injected into a vein. The pictures show the medicine in the kidneys.

After the test, a measurement of the function of each kidney is done on the computer -- the measurement compares the amount of kidney function in the right and left kidneys.

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Before the Test

During the Test

After the Test

Last Updated: 07/2013