Transplant Kidney in the paediatric patient scanning technique and complications.

Mariesa Taylor-Allkins, Great Ormond Street Hospital 


End stage renal disease is uncommon in paediatrics, accounting for only ten children in a million each year (1). Despite these figures, Great Ormond Street is the largest paediatric renal transplantation centre in the UK, undertaking on average 26 transplants each year with the figures increasing year-on-year. As a result, we perform 60-80 scans per month for renal transplant assessment (comprising pre-assessment, immediate post-operative imaging and long-term follow-up). Ultrasound is the main non-invasive imaging modality to evaluate the transplant kidney, enabling assessment of the anatomy and vasculature.

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