Renal Transplantation: Epidemiological, Clinical, Radiological and Surgical Considerations

  • Nicolas Grenier
  • Pierre Merville
  • Gilles Pasticier
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Worldwide, the population treated with renal replacement therapy reached almost 1.7 million at the end of 2003, representing approximately 1.3 million patients who undergo dialysis and 400,000 patients who are alive with a kidney transplant (Lameire et al. 2005). The number of patients treated for endstage renal disease doubled during the last decade in the United States and Europe, where dialysis consumes about 2% of health care budgets, with <0.1% of these patients requiring treatment (De Vecchi et al. 1999). Based on the European Renal Association European Dialysis and Transplant Association registry (25 countries of the European Union), approximately 360,000 patients are undergoing renal replacement therapy, with 66% of them on dialysis and 34% living with a functioning graft; the percentage of kidneys transplanted from living donors varies widely among the European countries, between < 10% to > 50%. (ERA-EDTA Registry: ERA-EDTA 2003, Annual report. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2004, Academic Center.)


Renal Artery Renal Transplantation Magnetic Resonance Angiography Acute Rejection Renal Transplant Recipient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Grenier
    • 1
  • Pierre Merville
    • 2
  • Gilles Pasticier
    • 3
  1. 1.Service d’Imagerie Diagnostique et Interventionnelle de l’AdulteGroupe Hospitalier PellegrinBordeaux CedexFrance
  2. 2.Département de Néphrologie Unité Médicale de Néphrologie Transplantation RénaleGroupe Hospitalier PellegrinBordeaux CedexFrance
  3. 3.Département d’UrologieGroupe Hospitalier PellegrinBordeaux CedexFrance

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