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The Renal Parenchyma Evaluation: MAG3 vs. DMSA

Aleksandar Smokvina
Svjetlana Grbac-Ivanković
Neva Girotto
Mirna Subat Dežulović
Giordano Saina
Marina Miletić Barković

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APA 6th Edition
Smokvina, A., Grbac-Ivanković, S., Girotto, N., Subat Dežulović, M., Saina, G. & Miletić Barković, M. (2005). The Renal Parenchyma Evaluation: MAG3 vs. DMSA. Collegium antropologicum, 29 (2), 649-654. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Smokvina, Aleksandar, et al. "The Renal Parenchyma Evaluation: MAG3 vs. DMSA." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 29, no. 2, 2005, pp. 649-654. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Smokvina, Aleksandar, Svjetlana Grbac-Ivanković, Neva Girotto, Mirna Subat Dežulović, Giordano Saina and Marina Miletić Barković. "The Renal Parenchyma Evaluation: MAG3 vs. DMSA." Collegium antropologicum 29, no. 2 (2005): 649-654.
Smokvina, A., et al. (2005). 'The Renal Parenchyma Evaluation: MAG3 vs. DMSA', Collegium antropologicum, 29(2), pp. 649-654. Available at: (Accessed 05 December 2021)
Smokvina A, Grbac-Ivanković S, Girotto N, Subat Dežulović M, Saina G, Miletić Barković M. The Renal Parenchyma Evaluation: MAG3 vs. DMSA. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2005 [cited 2021 December 05];29(2):649-654. Available from:
A. Smokvina, S. Grbac-Ivanković, N. Girotto, M. Subat Dežulović, G. Saina and M. Miletić Barković, "The Renal Parenchyma Evaluation: MAG3 vs. DMSA", Collegium antropologicum, vol.29, no. 2, pp. 649-654, 2005. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 05 December 2021]

Scintigraphy with Tc-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) is considered a reference method for assessment of parenchymal lesions and estimation of differential kidney function. The aim of study was to evaluate Tc-99m mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) dynamic renal scintigraphy for the same purpose. 188 patients, submitted to both studies
within three months, were divided in two groups. In the first, 83 DMSA images were compared to parenchymal phase of MAG3 scintigraphy. Kidney morphology was independently evaluated by four observers. In the second group (N=105), differential function was calculated in MAG3 and DMSA studies and the respective results were compared. Findings corresponded completely in 85% of patients. There were no statistically significant differences between calculated differential function on DMSA and MAG3 images. The results showed that most of parenchymal lesions detected on DMSA scans can be identified on MAG3 parenchymal scans. Both studies can be equally used for the calculation of differential kidney function.

renal parenchyma; differential kidney function; mercaptoacetyltriglycine; MAG3; dimercaptosuccinic acid; DMSA

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