99mTc renal tubular function agents: current status.

  title={99mTc renal tubular function agents: current status.},
  author={Dennis Eshima and Alan R. Fritzberg and Andrew V Taylor},
  journal={Seminars in nuclear medicine},
  volume={20 1},
Orthoiodohippuric (OIH) acid labeled with 131I is a widely used renal radiopharmaceutical agent and has been the standard radiopharmaceutical agent for the measurement of effective renal plasma flow (EPRF). Limitations to the routine clinical use of 131I OIH are related to the suboptimal imaging properties of the 131I radionuclide and its relatively high radiation dose. 123I has been substituted for 131I; however, its high cost and short shelf-life have limited its widespread use. Recent work… CONTINUE READING