Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp 540–542 | Cite as

99mTc-DMSA scintigraphy in acute urinary tract infection in children

  • M. Verboven
  • M. Ingels
  • M. Delree
  • A. Piepsz


24 children with symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) underwent systematically ultrasound studies (US) and99mTc-DMSA renal scans. Among the 15 patients considered as acute pyelonephritis (APN) on clinical grounds, the scan was abnormal in 12 cases, in contrast with only 1 abnormal scan in the clincial subgroup of the lower UTI. Among the 10 abnormal scans that were repeated later on, 6 did completely normalize. US showed only once a parenchymal appearance suggestive for APN. Our findings suggest that the DMSA scan has to be considered at present as the most sensitive imaging technique for the detection of APN.


Public Health Urinary Tract Tract Infection Urinary Tract Infection Imaging Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Verboven
    • 1
  • M. Ingels
    • 2
  • M. Delree
    • 3
  • A. Piepsz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Akademisch ZiekenhuisVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Akademisch ZiekenhuisVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Akademisch ZiekenhuisVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium

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