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Kidney ECT Inspection

kidney ECT inspection.jpgApplications of Kidney ECT inspection

Detecting kidney function

The advantage of Kidney ECT Test is to reflect split renal function without catheterization of ureter. Kidney damages caused by glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and primary hypertension involve both kidney, which are shown bilateral kidney function in ECT. Renal impairment induced by tuberculosis of kidney, some cases of pyelonephritis, unilateral renal artery stenosis, and renal tumor involves one kidney, which is presented unilateral damages in ECT. ECT helps make a definite diagnosis of the above disease, make sure the damage condition of kidney function, and instruct the stages of treatment course.

Diagnosing upper urinary obstruction and unilateral renovascular hypertension

Inspecting kidney transplantation

Clinic significance of Kidney ECT Test

Kidney ECT test detects glomerular filtration rate (GFR) referring to the ability of kidney to remove certain substance in unit time. Usually, through creatinine clearance rate, it calculates how many milliliters the substances can be removed in a minute and gets rectified by surface area. Creatinine clearance rate alone cannot reflect an accurate GFR. Therefore, in clinic, GFR is estimated by the measures of adopting and maintaining more blood and urine samples. The normal level of GFR is 90-110mL/min. GFR for female is a littler lower than that for male.

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