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Mary has a Mag 3 Scan.

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Letter from the hospital cartoon

Mary was very excited. A letter had arrived for her mother and she saw her name on it as well..

“What is it, Mum?” she asked.

“It’s a letter from the hospital which we have been waiting for. Do you remember? When we were at the hospital the last time the doctor said that they were going to arrange for you to have a special test to look at your kidneys.”

“Not again” said Mary “What’s this one called?”

“Are you ready for this ... ? ... it's a long name. It’s called a Mercaptuacetyltriglycine or a M.A.G. 3 for short.”

“I think I’ll call it a Maggie. Mum does the letter tell us what they will do? Will it hurt?” asked Mary suddenly looking frightened.

“No” said Mum “Some bits may be a little uncomfortable but they shouldn’t hurt.”

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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. 106: Mary has a Mag 3 Scan. written: 31/01/2007 last reviewed: 14/11/2014