Contrast-enhanced MR angiography and digital subtraction angiography in living renal donors: Diagnostic agreement, impact on decision making, and costs

Marc C.J.M. Kock, Jan N.M. Ijzermans, Karen Visser, Shahid M. Hussain, Willem Weimar, Peter M.T. Pattynama, Gabriel P. Krestin, M. G.Myriam Hunink

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic agreement, the impact on decision making, and the costs of contrast-enhanced MR angiography and digital subtraction angiography in the workup of living renal donors. CONCLUSION. Contrast-enhanced MR angiography for the preoperative evaluation of renal donors is superior to digital subtraction angiography in revealing vascular anomalies and depicting parenchymal abnormalities and is less costly; furthermore, it does not lead to preoperative decisions that differ from those based on digital subtraction angiography. If contrast-enhanced MR angiography does not provide sufficient information to make a confident decision, an additional digital subtraction angiography examination should be performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-456
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume185
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Kock, M. C. J. M., Ijzermans, J. N. M., Visser, K., Hussain, S. M., Weimar, W., Pattynama, P. M. T., Krestin, G. P., & Hunink, M. G. M. (2005). Contrast-enhanced MR angiography and digital subtraction angiography in living renal donors: Diagnostic agreement, impact on decision making, and costs. American Journal of Roentgenology, 185(2), 448-456. https://doi.org/10.2214/ajr.185.2.01850448