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Abstract #4113

Evaluation of Renal Allograft Function Early After Transplantation with Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging - Initial Experience

Ute Eisenberger1, Tobias Binser2, Chris Boesch2, Felix J. Frey1, Peter Vermathen2, Harriet C. Thoeny3

1Department of Nephrology, University & Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland; 2Dept. Clinical Research / AMSM, University Bern, Bern, Switzerland; 3Department of Radiology, University & Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland

Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) was performed in 15 renal allograft recipients early after transplantation. Diffusion parameters were determined, including calculation of ADCs and micro-perfusion (FP) contributions. Ten patients hat good allograft function, four patients presented with histologically proven acute rejection (AR), and one patient with acute tubular necrosis (ATN).