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Practical Method for Calculation of Graft Index in Renal Transplant Scintigraphy

A Technical Note

Yazici, Bulent, MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002330
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Some quantitative indices have been described for renal transplant scintigraphy in evaluating graft dysfunction, some medical complications, and in predicting early and delayed graft function and long-term graft prognosis. Graft index is very useful and more accurate than many other indices in the prediction of delayed graft function and long-term prognosis. In this technical note, the method of calculation of graft index is shown in detail for the authors who want to use this index in further studies or in clinical practice.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey.

Received for publication March 10, 2018; revision accepted September 9, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Bulent Yazici, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ege University Medical Faculty, Bornova, 35040 Izmir, Turkey. E-mail: bulentayseyazici@yahoo.com.

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