DMSA Renal (Kidney) Scan cont’d Special Needs and Patient Preparation
If your child has any special needs or health issues you feel the doctor or technologist performing the test needs to know about, please contact your radiology department before the test and ask to speak with a nurse. It is important to notify your study coordinator in advance about any special needs.
Before you come to the hospital, explain to your child what will happen in words that he or she can understand. Preparing your child beforehand, as well as comforting your child during the test, will help your child have a more positive experience. Sometimes it is difficult to know how to explain tests to children.
If you have any questions about ways to prepare or support your child, please contact your study coordinator.
Extracted from document Produced by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, © 2007 Illustrations by Dave Klug Used With Permission Radiology12_DMSA DD/SD 11/07 PDF
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