Value of Early Diethylentriamine Penta-acetic Acid Renograms in Predicting Late Allograft Outcomes

Baskin E. , Gulleroglu K., AKTAS A. E. , Bayrakci U. S. , Melek E., Uslu N., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.45, no.10, pp.3505-3507, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2013.09.023
  • Page Numbers: pp.3505-3507


Background. Tc-99m-diethylentriamine penta-acetic acid (DTPA) renal scintigraphy is useful, noninvasive diagnostic tool for the management and follow-up of the transplanted kidney. There have not been any studies of the predictive value of DTPA renal scintigraphy for short- and long-term allograft functions. Our aim was to reveal the significance of different perfusion uptake patterns observed on Tc-99m-DTPA renal scintigraphy for long-term graft outcomes.