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Abstract #2983

Longitudinal Follow-Up of Kidneys from Living Donors to their Recipients by DWI.

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.