Imaging of Renal Transplant Dysfunction: Early Complications

The historical and clinical background to renal transplantation and the normal grey scale and colour Doppler ultrasound appearances of the transplant kidney was introduced in micro skills course Module 4c/Genito-Urinary and Adrenal/Imaging the Transplant Kidney Introduction (300-0427). This micro skills course describes the early complications that are seen following renal transplantation and demonstrates how ultrasound can aid both detection and treatment.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Radiologists

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. List early complications following renal transplant
  3. Explain the role of colour Doppler ultrasound in patients with delayed function following transplantation and gain knowledge of the aetiologies
  4. Describe the colour Doppler findings of early vascular occlusion
  5. Describe hydronephrosis and peritransplant collections
  6. Describe renal vein thrombosis (RVT)
  7. Describe renal artery thrombosis

Course provided in association with


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