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Nekooei S, Baradaran Rahimi M, Shamsa A. Feasibility of video fluorography in angiography of live renal transplant donors and evaluation of results in terms of quality of images and radiation dose. Intern Med Today 2005; 11 (2) :17-21
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Background and Aim: Assessing feasibility of videofluorography (video recording of fluoroscopic images) in angiography of renal transplant donors and evaluation of results in terms of quality of images and radiation dose. Materials and Methods: In this prospective study, 25 potential live donors underwent both conventional angiography and video fluorography. The images were reviewed by kidney transplantation surgeon and arterial, venous and aorthogram phases were graded 0 to 5 in terms of quality. In cases that underwent surgery, the results of angiography were compared with results of surgery. Radiation doses were compared. Results: Video fluorography resulted in 2.4% improvement in image quality of aortogram and 1.05% and 7.27% improvements in right and left arterial phases. In the venous phases, 21% and 28% reduction of quality was observed. Video fluorography caused 93% reduction in radiation dose. Conclusion: Video fluorography causes significant reduction of radiation dose. The quality of images improves slightly in the arterial and aortogram phases and is reduced slightly in the venous phase. As the arterial anatomy is of most significance in renal transplantation, reduction of quality in the venous phase can be ignored.
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Received: 2008/06/16 | Published: 2005/07/15

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