The chest x-ray lets the doctors check that the donor’s lungs and heart look healthy and normal.
Renal Scan (Nuclear Scan)
A renal scan lets the doctors look at the blood flow in the kidneys and how well each kidney is working. The potential donor will have a dye injected into a vein in their arm through an intravenous (IV) line. The dye travels through the blood to the kidneys. Then pictures of the kidneys are taken to see how well your kidneys remove the dye. The pictures are taken during the whole test that can take up to 4 hours to finish.