DTPA Scan in India
DTPA scan is a radioactive tagged DTPA(diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid) used to test the function of kidneys as well as find out if the problem is related to the obstruction of the urine flow in the ureters/bladder. It can also be used for checking circulation of blood through arteries of the kidney as well reflux of urine from bladder back into ureters.
DTPA Scan is a test for functional evaluation in comparison to ultrasound which is a test for structural evaluation and in combination can provide both functional and structural evaluation of kidneys and the urinary tract. DTPA is also a good test to follow up, improvement in kidney function following specific treatment.