Renal transplant imaging and complications

Prabhakar Rajiah, Yit Yoo Lim, Paul Taylor

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Abstract

The management of end stage renal disease has been revolutionised with the advent of renal transplantation, which offers good quality of life with low morbidity. Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of complications arising in renal transplant recipients. Ultrasound, Doppler and nuclear medicine are the main imaging modalities. CT scan, MRI and angiography are used in indeterminate cases. Interventional radiology plays a vital role in the management of complications. The aim of this pictorial review is to illustrate the role and limitations of imaging in renal transplant. The normal appearances, the spectrum of pathological conditions affecting the transplant and the complications of immunosuppression are discussed and illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-746
Number of pages12
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Collections
  • Kidney
  • Transplant
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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