International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 371–376 | Cite as

Use of Unithiol for reducing radiation hazard of renal scintigraphy with Chlormerodrin203Hg

I. Estimation of the urinary excretion of203Hg
  • M. Ogiński
  • K. Kloczkowski


The authors presented a method for reducing renal irradiation during203Hg Chlormerodrin scintigraphy. Renal excretion of203Hg was speeded up by Unithiol (U.S.S.R.) which was administered immediately after scintigraphy. The investigations concerned 9 patients who received i.m. 1 ampoule of Unithiol every 12 hours for 3 days. The activity of urine and per cent of excreted203Hg were measured. An average increase by 34.85 in urinary203Hg excretion was found after Unithiol administration in comparison to the control group of persons in whom the preparation was not applied.


Public Health Radiation Renal Excretion Average Increase Radiation Hazard 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ogiński
    • 1
  • K. Kloczkowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urology and Research Centre of the Medical AcademyŁódzPoland

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