Questions to discuss with your doctor

• Based on the initial diagnosis assessment, how can imaging options help determine kidney disease?

• Is a gamma or SPECT scan with NEPHROSCANTM an option for me? 

• Can you talk to me about gamma or SPECT scans and how safe they are? 

How to prep for a gamma or single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan with NEPHROSCAN™

Drink fluids before and after your scan. Staying properly hydrated and going to the bathroom are important both before and after the scan

If your doctor thinks a gamma or SPECT scan with NEPHROSCAN™ is appropriate for you, here is what a typical procedure involves:

* Images used are not actual patients

Upon Arrival

Step 1

  • Your weight and height will be measured and recorded
  • A topical anaesthetic cream may be used at the discretion of the patient and their caregiver, and if used should be applied 30 to 60 min prior to intravenous injection.

Step 2

  • You will receive an injection of NEPHROSCAN™ prior to scan.

Step 3

  • To allow time for NEPHROSCAN™ to circulate through your bloodstream and to your kidneys, the scan will take place 1 to 4 hours after your injection. Your doctor will confirm the exact amount of time on the day of the scan.
  • You may be asked to use the restroom after your injection of NEPHROSCAN™ and prior to starting your scan.

During the Procedure

Step 1

  • After you’ve received your injection of NEPHROSCAN™ and the appropriate amount of time has passed, you’ll lie on your back on the scanner bed; a trained technologist or nurse will be there to help.

Step 2

  • A camera will be positioned above and below you. The camera may stay still or move slowly around you. The scan will be painless.

Step 3

  • It is important to remain still while imaging is taking place to ensure the best quality scan possible.
  • Once the scan is deemed sufficient, you will be cleared to leave by your doctor.

* Images used are not actual patients

* Images used are not actual patients

After the Scan

Step 1

  • The results will be sent to your doctor.

Step 2

  • Continue to hydrate and use the bathroom frequently for the first few hours after your scan. 

Step 3

  • Schedule a follow-up appointment with your doctor so that you and your doctor can review the results of your scan together and discuss treatment options.