Nuclear Medicine

  • P. H. O’Reilly
  • E. W. Lupton


The introduction of the 131 I-hippuran renogram by Taplin and his colleagues (Taplin et al. 1956) led to an initial surge of interest in the technique amongst urologists and nephrologists. This was short-lived, however, since the initial capabilities of the probe renogram could not match the aspirations and expectations of clinicians. The method remained a useful procedure in renovascular hypertension, and continued to find a place in the evaluation of obstructive uropathy in some centres, but in general there was a certain amount of disillusionment with nuclear medicine in urological investigation until the advent of the gamma camera.


Transit Time Renal Pelvis Retention Function Differential Renal Function Renal Pelvic Dilatation 
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