The renal scan can help diagnose such medical conditions as medical renal disease, renal cysts, kidney stones and/or obstruction of the kidneys.
You must drink 16-32 oz of water 1 hour prior to the exam. Try to drink all the liquid within 30 minutes. Do not urinate before the exam. Arrive for your exam with a full bladder.
You will not feel any pain; however, you may feel mild pressure from the transducer as the technologist will apply pressure to your abdomen.
The Radiologist will read the ultrasound pictures on the day of your test. If the results are abnormal, your physician will be notified within 24 hours or the next business day and the nurse will contact you. If the results are normal, you will receive a letter within 5-7 days.