Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Overview, Imaging Technique, and Diagnostic Considerations
Hecht EM, Kambadakone A, Griesemer AD, Fowler KJ, Wang ZJ, Heimbach JK, Fidler JL
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to discuss the process of becoming a liver donor, describe the surgical methods used for transplantation, and critically review preoperative and intraoperative imaging techniques.
CONCLUSION: Radiologists play a vital role in ensuring the safety of living liver donors; however, consensus guidelines do not exist for imaging protocol or reporting. Standardization would provide more consistent image quality across centers, improve communication with the transplant team, and facilitate data mining for quality assurance and research.
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