Peter Vermathen1, Tobias Binser1, Harriet C. Thoeny2, Chris Boesch1, Felix J. Frey3, Ute Eisenberger3
1Dept. of Clinical Research, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; 2Dept. of Radiology, University & Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland; 3Dept. of Nephrology, University & Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
We performed a prospective longitudinal DWI study in living kidney donors and their corresponding recipients before and after transplantation. The unique situation in living renal allograft donation allows monitoring DWI changes in the same kidney before transplantation in the donor and after transplantation in the recipient.