Nuclear imaging in the genitourinary tract: recent advances and future directions

Radiol Clin North Am. 2008 Jan;46(1):25-43, v. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2008.01.006.


For almost three decades, noninvasive radionuclide procedures for the evaluation of renal disease have been important components of nuclear medicine practice. With the introduction of new imaging agents and procedures, these techniques can provide valuable data on perfusion and function of individual kidneys. In general, these procedures are easy to perform and carry a low radiation burden and sedation is not required. Moreover, radionuclide imaging of the genitourinary tract has become an invaluable asset to clinicians in the evaluation of renal parenchyma and urologic abnormalities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Organotechnetium Compounds
  • Radioisotope Renography
  • Radionuclide Imaging / methods*
  • Radiopharmaceuticals


  • Organotechnetium Compounds
  • Radiopharmaceuticals