A DMSA scan is a radionuclide scan that uses dimercaptosuccinic acid in assessing the renal morphology, structure(static scan)not a functional scan, it is now the most reliable test for the diagnosis of Acute pyelonephritis. The major clinical indications for this investigation are the detection and/or evaluation of a renal scar, the small or absent kidney, an occult duplex system, certain renal masses, systemic hypertension or suspected vasculitis.
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