Children's kidney DMSA

This test examines the structure of the kidneys to look for evidence of scarring caused by long term urine infections.

A small amount of a radioactive tracer is injected (this is like a blood test) and then pictures are taken after two hours with a gamma camera while your child is lying on a special imaging couch.

Your child will be assessed before the test to make sure the injection and the imaging are carried out in a way that is most comfortable and least stressful to your child.

We will not sedate your child as this requires an admission onto a ward, which in itself is a stressful event. However we have an experienced team of nurses and imaging technicians who are skilled in putting children at ease.