C-0667 - Evolution of renal transplant patient: What the radiologist should know
C-0667 - Evolution of renal transplant patient: What the radiologist should knowR. sigüenza gonzalez1, J. Herrero2, M. ALVAREZ DE EULATE GARCIA2, I. Sánchez Lite3, E. Cortejoso Gonzalo1, J. Galvan Fernandez3, M. Pina Pallin4, L. Casadiego Matarranz3, A. Gil Guerra1; 1 valladolid/ES 2 VALLADOLID/ES 3 Valladolid/ES 4 Valencia/ES Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interests: Kidney, Abdomen
Imaging Techniques: Ultrasound, Ultrasound-Colour Doppler, Ultrasound-Spectral Doppler
Procedures: Technical aspects, Contrast agent-other, Diagnostic procedure
Special Focuses: Grafts, Education and training, Embolism / Thrombosis
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Learning objectives: Describe the main radiological features that allow an early diagnosis of renal graft’s complications.
Background: Kidney transplantation is one of the most important therapeutic options for patients with chronic renal failure, improving both the survival rate and quality of life. The aim of this paper is to show the important role of the radiologist in monitoring renal transplant patients because the ultrasound[...]
Findings and procedure details: We show the most representative cases of a group of renal transplant patients who were underwent an abdominal ultrasound at 24 hours after kidney transplantation. Based on the results we get in our daily practice, we review the main sonographic features that are seen in mode B ultrasound, doppler an[...]
Conclusion: Ultrasound and the use of ultrasound contrast agents are an ideal noninvasive tools for diagnosis of serious complications post-transplantation, allowing to carry out an early therapeutic approach.
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