Tc-99m DTPA acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) renography in the detection of renovascular hypertension

Ergun E., Caglar M., Erdem Y., Usalan C., Ugur O., Duranay M.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.25, no.9, pp.682-690, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00003072-200009000-00006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.682-690
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Prostaglandins play important roles in renal physiology and in the development of renovascular hypertension. In a recent study, inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis was found to be useful for detecting renovascular hypertension using renal scintigraphy. In the current study, the authors evaluated the role of aspirin (an inhibitor of prostaglandin synthesis) and compared it with Tc-99m DTPA captopril renal scintigraphy (CS).