Ahsan Ali, Khalid Mahmood, Shabbir Naeem, Imtiaz Husain.
Mdct-angiography in diagnosing the accuracy of renal artery variations in living renal donors.
Pak J Radiol May ;28(1):24-9.

Objective : To evaluate the effectiveness of MDCT-Angiography in diagnosing the accuracy of renal artery variations in living renal donors. Methods: A cross-sectional retrospective exploratory study to review medical records of 522 patients referred to Radiology department for pre-operation Renal Angiography of donors for renal transplantation from 2010 to 2012. The study group comprised of 304 males and 218 females with age range between 19 - 64 years.The Sensitivity and reliability analyses were carried out using SPSS 22 Results: Out of 522 patients, 443 single arteries found on CT and 444 were found on surgery with a mean difference of minus one, 73 cases were identified on CT and 71 cases were verified by the gold standard surgery with a mean difference of plus two. Whereas, six cases were diagnosed in CT and seven cases were verified by gold standard surgery with a mean difference of minus one in triple arteries. Conclusion: MDCT-Angiography is found to be highly accurate for the diagnosis of renal artery variations as compared to the conventional method. Our findings are significantly associated with the surgical diagnosis.�

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