The study of kidneys in nuclear medicine allows for the evaluation of several renal function abnormalities.

The examination can be performed with or without medication:

  • With Captopril: For the diagnosis of the origin of renovascular hypertension.
  • With Lasix®: To show obstruction of the urinary tract.

Renal morphology is another aspect that can be studied by nuclear medicine. This technique is used to evaluate the condition of the renal cortex cells in cases of pyelonephritis or cyst.


  • Information will be provided when appointment is made by telephone.

Approximate duration: 

  • 2 to 3 hours
Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT and CT scans
Nuclear imaging and PET/CT Centre VM-Med
2345 Guy Street
Montreal, QC, H3H 2L9
Tel: (514) 933-2778
Toll Free: 1-800-849-6048
Fax: (514) 933-4646
Opening Hours

Monday – Friday:

8AM – 5PM

Saturday – Sunday: