Strategies for non-invasive molecular imaging of acute allograft rejection by gamma scintigraphy and positron emission tomography.

@article{Grabner2011StrategiesFN,
  title={Strategies for non-invasive molecular imaging of acute allograft rejection by gamma scintigraphy and positron emission tomography.},
  author={Alexander Grabner and Uta Schnockel and Dominik Kentrup and Michael Schafers and Stefan Reuter},
  journal={Current radiopharmaceuticals},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={10-23}
}
The number of patients necessitating treatment for end-stage organ failure, and therefore, the number of allograft recipients, increases. Despite the introduction of new and effective immunosuppressive drugs, acute cellular graft rejection (AR) is still a major risk for graft survival. Hence, early detection and treatment of AR is crucial to limit the inflammatory process and preserve the function of the transplant. Nowadays, AR can only be definitively diagnosed by biopsy. As an invasive… CONTINUE READING

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