Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Daniel S. Marks


Radionuclide examinations provide considerable information in evaluating patients who have received renal transplants. In the uncomplicated case, baseline data should be obtained so that subsequent changes in renal function can be better documented. In the complicated case, rapid delineation of the problem may result in more effective therapy. Serial examinations with several radiopharmaceuticals represent the best nuclear approach to the transplant patient. This paper describes the application and performance of these tests as currently performed at Henry Ford Hospital.