T Sutherland, FRANZCR; F Temple, Grad Dip U/S AMS; S Chang, MD, FRCP; O Hennessy, FRANZCR, FRCR; W-K. Lee, FRANZCR.
Sonographic evaluation of renal transplant complications
Article first published online: 9 JUN 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume 54, Issue 3, pages 211–218, June 2010
How to Cite
Sutherland, T., Temple, F., Chang, S., Hennessy, O. and Lee, W.-K. (2010), Sonographic evaluation of renal transplant complications. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 54: 211–218. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9485.2010.02161.x
Conflict of interest: None.
- Issue published online: 9 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 9 JUN 2010
- Submitted 16 August 2009; accepted 02 November 2009.
- renal transplant;
- urinary tract imaging
Renal transplants are the most frequent visceral transplant, and because of the absence of nephrotoxicity and radiation, ultrasound is widely used to monitor grafts and assess for complications. Complications can be categorised as vascular, parenchymal, ureteric and perinephric collections, with many occurring at predictable times post transplant. Awareness of these pathologies and their features is vital for all radiologists to enable early intervention and prolong graft survival.