Hydronephrosis of the kidney, scintigram

Hydronephrosis of the kidney, scintigram

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Credit: CENTRE JEAN PERRIN, ISM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hydronephrosis of the kidney, posterior view. Image 1 of 2. Scintigram showing the kidneys (coloured areas) of a patient with hydronephrosis of the right kidney (centre right). Hydronephrosis is a condition where a kidney swells due to obstruction of the flow of urine from the kidney. The kidneys have been imaged using a radioactive tracer (technetium-99m, Tc-99m) and the MAG3 technique. In this image, the uptake of the tracer by the abnormal kidney has been impeded, leading to the reduced signal seen here. For poor drainage from this kidney, see image C001/7567.

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