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Renal Transplant Evaluation
Matthew Bennett, MD; Paige Bennett, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Definitions

          • Renal transplant evaluation with Tc-99m mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) and diethylene-triamine-pentaacetate (DTPA) renography
            • Assists in setting of renal transplant to evaluate and potentially differentiate cause of early or late allograft dysfunction
              • Vascular complications
              • Acute rejection (AR) and chronic rejection (CR)
              • Acute tubular necrosis (ATN)
              • Obstruction
              • Urinoma and lymphocele formation

        IMAGING

        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

          • Imaging Recommendations

            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              PATHOLOGY

              • General Features

                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                  Selected References

                  1. American College of Radiology: ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Renal Scintigraphy. 39th res. Reston, Va: ACR, 2014
                  2. Taylor AT: Radionuclides in nephrourology, part 1: radiopharmaceuticals, quality control, and quantitative indices. J Nucl Med. 55(4):608-15, 2014
                  3. Taylor AT: Radionuclides in nephrourology, part 2: pitfalls and diagnostic applications. J Nucl Med. 55(5):786-98, 2014
                  4. Nankivell BJ et al: Rejection of the kidney allograft. N Engl J Med. 363(15):1451-62, 2010
                  5. Russell CD et al: Prediction of renal transplant survival from early postoperative radioisotope studies. J Nucl Med. 41(8):1332-6, 2000
                  6. Dubovsky EV et al: Report of the Radionuclides in Nephrourology Committee for evaluation of transplanted kidney (review of techniques). Semin Nucl Med. 29(2):175-88, 1999
                  7. Dubovsky EV et al: Radionuclide evaluation of renal transplants. Semin Nucl Med. 25(1):49-59, 1995
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                  KEY FACTS

                  • Terminology

                    • Imaging

                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                        TERMINOLOGY

                        • Definitions

                          • Renal transplant evaluation with Tc-99m mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) and diethylene-triamine-pentaacetate (DTPA) renography
                            • Assists in setting of renal transplant to evaluate and potentially differentiate cause of early or late allograft dysfunction
                              • Vascular complications
                              • Acute rejection (AR) and chronic rejection (CR)
                              • Acute tubular necrosis (ATN)
                              • Obstruction
                              • Urinoma and lymphocele formation

                        IMAGING

                        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                          • Imaging Recommendations

                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                              PATHOLOGY

                              • General Features

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  Selected References

                                  1. American College of Radiology: ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Renal Scintigraphy. 39th res. Reston, Va: ACR, 2014
                                  2. Taylor AT: Radionuclides in nephrourology, part 1: radiopharmaceuticals, quality control, and quantitative indices. J Nucl Med. 55(4):608-15, 2014
                                  3. Taylor AT: Radionuclides in nephrourology, part 2: pitfalls and diagnostic applications. J Nucl Med. 55(5):786-98, 2014
                                  4. Nankivell BJ et al: Rejection of the kidney allograft. N Engl J Med. 363(15):1451-62, 2010
                                  5. Russell CD et al: Prediction of renal transplant survival from early postoperative radioisotope studies. J Nucl Med. 41(8):1332-6, 2000
                                  6. Dubovsky EV et al: Report of the Radionuclides in Nephrourology Committee for evaluation of transplanted kidney (review of techniques). Semin Nucl Med. 29(2):175-88, 1999
                                  7. Dubovsky EV et al: Radionuclide evaluation of renal transplants. Semin Nucl Med. 25(1):49-59, 1995