Renal Pretransplantation Work-up, Donor, Recipient, Surgical Techniques

Carla B. Harmath*, Cecil G. Wood, Senta M. Berggruen, Ekamol Tantisattamo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Renal transplant is the single best treatment of end-stage renal disease. Computed tomography (CT) is an excellent method for the evaluation of potential renal donors and recipients. Multiphase CT is particularly useful because of detailed evaluation of the kidneys, including the vascular anatomy and the collecting system. MR imaging has no ionizing radiation, but is limited for stone detection, making it a less preferred method of evaluating donors. Preoperative knowledge of the renal vascular anatomy is essential to minimize risks for donors. Imaging evaluation of recipients is also necessary for vascular assessment and detection of incidental findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-234
Number of pages18
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Computed tomography imaging
  • Kidney
  • MR imaging
  • Renal donor
  • Renal transplant
  • Renal transplant recipient
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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