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Arnold goes for a DMSA scan.

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Letter from the hospital cartoon

Mum and Dad were talking about a letter they had received from the hospital. They told Arnold that they would all be going to the hospital the next day. This was because the doctor needed Arnold to have another test to see how well his kidneys were working. The test would take a little while but it would be possible for them to go to the hospital in the morning and still be home for tea. Arnold asked what the test would be. The name of it was so hard not even Mum and Dad could say it without a few problems. It was a huge word DI MERCAPTO SUCCINIC ACID TEST, but luckily it had a nickname that everyone used, a DMSA scan

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Content compiled by members of the Children’s Renal & Urology Unit, QMC Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals.


The National Kidney Federation cannot accept responsibility for information provided. The above is for guidance only. Patients are advised to seek further information from their own doctor.

NKF Controlled Document No. 91: Arnold goes for a DMSA scan. written: 31/01/2007 last reviewed: 14/11/2020