Pretransplantation Imaging Workup of the Liver Donor and Recipient

Kristine S. Burk, Ajay K. Singh, Parsia A. Vagefi, Dushyant Sahani

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Liver transplantation requires thorough preoperative imaging. Contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) and MR imaging are the main modalities utilized for this purpose. Radiation-reducing protocols, advanced imaging techniques for evaluation of parenchymal fat and iron content, and 3-dimenionsal and volumetric reformations are routinely used. The helpful diagnostic radiologist has a complete understanding of indications for transplant, the indications for bridging and/or down-staging therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma, and the components of the transplant operation. With this information at hand, the radiologist can craft a thorough, yet succinct report that will help the surgeon plan and execute successful donor and recipient transplant operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-197
Number of pages13
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Biliary anatomy and variants
  • Hepatic artery anatomy and variants
  • Hepatic vein anatomy and variants
  • Liver transplantation
  • Portal vein anatomy and variants
  • Preliving donor liver transplant imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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