Indications for 99mtechnetium dimercapto-succinic acid scan in children

J Urol. 1987 Mar;137(3):464-7. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)44069-9.


The 99mtechnetium dimercapto-succinic acid scan provides an image of functional renal parenchyma. This static scan has specific indications and cannot be used simply in place of a 99mtechnetium diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid scan. The major clinical indications for this investigation are the detection and/or evaluation of a renal scar, the small or absent kidney, an occult duplex system, certain renal masses, systemic hypertension or suspected vasculitis. The physiology of the 99mtechnetium dimercapto-succinic acid scan is reviewed briefly.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Renal / diagnostic imaging
  • Kidney / abnormalities
  • Kidney / diagnostic imaging
  • Kidney Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Succimer*
  • Sulfhydryl Compounds*
  • Technetium Tc 99m Dimercaptosuccinic Acid
  • Technetium*


  • Sulfhydryl Compounds
  • Technetium Tc 99m Dimercaptosuccinic Acid
  • Technetium
  • Succimer