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., et al.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.45, ss.3505-3507, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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.