Absorption of Tc-99m pertechnetate from the augmented bladder during direct nuclear cystography

Clin Nucl Med. 1989 May;14(5):347-9. doi: 10.1097/00003072-198905000-00008.


A retrospective review comparing bladder absorption of pertechnetate and Tc-99m sulfur colloid from the augmented bladder was performed. Based upon the author's findings, the routine use of Tc-99m sulfur colloid in this patient population is recommended to prevent the erroneous diagnosis of vesicoureteral reflux and miscalculation of GFR due to the presence of background soft-tissue and blood activity.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • Humans
  • Meningomyelocele / surgery*
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m / pharmacokinetics*
  • Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid / pharmacokinetics*
  • Urinary Bladder / metabolism
  • Urinary Bladder / surgery*
  • Vesico-Ureteral Reflux / diagnostic imaging


  • Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid
  • Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m