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Abstract #4652

Non-Contrast Magnetic Resonance Angiography for Renal Transplant Patients: Current State of the Art

Mark L. Schiebler1, Scott B. Reeder1,2, Eric Bultman2,3, Scott K. Nagle1, Oliver Wieben2, Christopher J. Franois1

1Radiology, UW-Madison, Madison, WI, United States; 2Medical Physics, UW-Madison; 3School of Medicine, UW-Madison

Non-Contrast Magnetic Resonance Angiography (NCE-MRA) is useful for the workup of Renal Transplant patients that are recently post surgery. When renal function is altered in these patients, workup can include both Doppler ultrasound and NCE-MRA to evaluate for the presence of vascular complications. These patients are at a higher risk for the development of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis limiting the role of Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography. This educational exhibit will focus on the current state of the art for the NCE-MRA techniques that can be applied to study the commonly encountered vascular pathologies found after renal transplantation.