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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Morton)

1909 North Morton Avenue
Morton, IL 61550

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 11 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peoria)

8914 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 58 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Washington)

209 North Cummings Lane
Washington, IL 61571

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 29 min

UnityPoint Clinic First Care - East Peoria

2535 East Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 0 min

UnityPoint Clinic First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 East War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 0 min

DMSA Renal

Your physician requested that you have a DMSA renal scan. This test is a simple non-invasive way to evaluate how well your kidneys are perfused by the radioactive tracer. There are no dietary restrictions or any preparation on your part, however the test does require an injection in vein in your arm. The injection consists of a very small amount of radioactive tracer called Technetium-DMSA, which has no side effects. Please note: The approximate test time for this scan is 4 hours.

Requirements for the study:

  1. After registration report to the Medical Imaging.
  2. You will then be escorted to Nuclear Medicine where a short history will be taken.
  3. You will receive an injection through a vein in your arm and a series of images will be taken with you lying on your back. These images will take approximately 30 minutes.
  4. Once the images are complete you will be given a return time by the technologist. The return time will be approximately 3 hours.
  5. When you return, the technologist will take a series of pictures for about 45 minutes including SPECT or topographic images of your kidneys. The camera will go around you for the SPECT images. To take these pictures, you will be asked to lie still on your back while the images are being taken. When the images are complete you will be released by the technologist.
  6. Total estimated time of this study is approximately 4 hrs.
  7. If you have any questions at the time of your study, please refer them to the attending technologist.
  8. The Radiologist will read the test and the results will be sent to the ordering physician.

Note: Inpatients will be transported to Nuclear Medicine for testing.