Individual glomerular filtration rate

The glomerular filtration rate is the evaluation of overall kidney function. Nuclear scintigraphy allows the measurement of individual kidney function. The individual kidney function may be very important in patients with a mass in one of the kidneys where surgical removal is being considered. The individual kidney function is important as a way to determine the impact of removing one of the kidneys. Another scenario where individual kidney function can be considered is in patients that have a subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) placed. This may provide an insight into the individual kidney function in case the SUB becomes obstructed in the future. 

Normal glomerular filtration rate in a cat

Picture of our State-of-the-art Interventional radiology and endoscopy surgical suite during  a SUB placement in a cat.
Bilateral SUB in a cat
Ultrasound images kidneys before and after SUB placement.
Left kidney
Right kidney
Individualized glomerular filtration rate report of cat after bilateral SUB placement
Individualized glomerular filtration rate report of cat after bilateral SUB placement
Only 4.8% of the overall kidney function is coming from the right kidney. 
Individualized glomerular filtration rate report of cat after bilateral SUB placement