Value of dynamic MRI using the Ktrans technique for assessment of native kidneys in pre-emptive renal transplantation


SADE R., Kantarci M., Karaca L., Okur A., OĞUL H., Keles M., ...More

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.58, no.8, pp.1005-1011, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0284185116678272
  • Title of Journal : ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1005-1011

Abstract

Background: Different non-invasive imaging techniques such as Doppler ultrasonography and renal scintigraphy are commonly employed to assess allograft function and associated complications. However, all such methods lack sufficient specificity to discriminate between residual renal function of native kidneys. Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) evaluates signal dynamics during the passage of contrast material through the renal cortex, medulla, and collecting system.