Dynamic renal transplant imaging with Tc-99m DTPA (Sn) supplemented by a transplant perfusion index in the management of renal transplants.

@article{Hilson1978DynamicRT,
  title={Dynamic renal transplant imaging with Tc-99m DTPA (Sn) supplemented by a transplant perfusion index in the management of renal transplants.},
  author={Andrew J. W. Hilson and Michael N. Maisey and ColinB. Brown and Chisholm S. Ogg and M S Bewick},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={1978},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={
          994-1000
        }
}
We have performed 955 studies on 152 patients with 167 renal transplants. Images were recorded following bolus injection of 12-15 mCi Tc-99m DTPA (Sn). The data were stored on a computer and analyzed by generation of region-of-interest curves from (a) the iliac artery distal to the transplant, (b) the kidney, and (c) a background area. A perfusion index was adopted: formula see text. In 276 studies the patient clearly had acute tubular necrosis (ATN), rejection, or a normal kidney on… CONTINUE READING
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