Post-Transplant Imaging of Vessels in the Abdomen

Vascular complications associated with abdominal transplantation are presented.

Course ID: Q00404 Category:
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Targeted CE per ARRT’s Discipline, Category, and Subcategory classification for enrollments starting after April 6, 2023:
[Note: Discipline-specific Targeted CE credits may be less than the total Category A credits approved for this course.]

Computed Tomography: 2.50
Procedures: 2.50
Abdomen and Pelvis: 2.50

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: 3.50
Patient Care: 1.00
Patient Interactions and Management: 1.00
Procedures: 2.50
Body: 2.50

Nuclear Medicine Technology: 3.00
Patient Care: 1.00
Patient Interactions and Management: 1.00
Procedures: 2.00
Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Procedures: 2.00

Registered Radiologist Assistant: 4.00
Procedures: 4.00
Abdominal Section: 4.00

Sonography: 4.00
Patient Care: 1.00
Patient Interactions and Management: 1.00
Procedures: 3.00
Abdomen: 3.00

Vascular-Interventional Radiography: 3.00
Procedures: 3.00
Vascular Diagnostic Procedures: 2.50
Vascular Interventional Procedures: 0.50

Vascular Sonography: 4.00
Patient Care: 1.00
Patient Interactions and Management: 1.00
Procedures: 3.00
Abdominal/Pelvic Vasculature: 3.00


  1. Introduction
  2. Transplantation Procedures in the Abdomen
    1. Liver Transplantation
    2. Renal Transplantation
    3. Pancreas and Islet Transplantation
    4. Intestinal Transplantation
  3. Vascular and Related Complications after Transplantation
    1. Arterial Thrombosis
    2. Arterial Stenosis
    3. Venous Thrombosis and Stenosis
    4. Arteriovenous Fistulas
    5. Pseudoaneurysms
  4. Conclusion


Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1. communicate the location of the liver
  2. understand the types of liver transplants
  3. explain the blood flow to and from the liver
  4. differentiate between types of liver transplants and survival rates
  5. articulate the type of anastomosis utilized in liver transplantation
  6. list the potential causes for end stage renal disease
  7. know the most common reason for kidney transplant
  8. discuss the donor types for kidney transplant
  9. verbalize patient wait times for living donor kidney transplants
  10. understand the type of anastomosis utilized in kidney transplantation
  11. list the types of pancreas transplants
  12. compare the percentage and types of pancreas/kidney transplants between 1987 and 2004
  13. communicate placement of kidney during SPK transplant
  14. state the location of the pancreatic head
  15. explain how islet cells are transplanted
  16. point out how enteral nutrition can be administered
  17. recognize dates of successful transplants
  18. list the causes of intestinal failure in adults
  19. verbalize post-transplantation vascular complications
  20. articulate the post-transplantation time frame for vascular complications
  21. list potential causes for early arterial thrombosis following transplantation
  22. communicate limitations of vascular ultrasound for thrombosis evaluation
  23. describe imaging procedures for the diagnosis of hepatic artery thrombosis
  24. categorize the percentage of adults and children affected by post-transplant hepatic artery thrombosis
  25. recite the liver complications caused by hepatic artery thrombosis
  26. be familiar with the test of choice for detection of post-transplant biliary complications
  27. recognize tests used to determine bile leaks
  28. explain biliary cast syndrome
  29. list the segmental arteries associated with the kidney
  30. explain the imaging tests used to determine urinary leakage post-renal transplantation
  31. list the areas affected by post pancreas transplantation arterial thrombosis
  32. understand the two drainage techniques used in pancreas transplants
  33. list pancreas graft thrombosis symptoms
  34. note consequences of graft SMA and SMV thrombosis
  35. categorize the predisposing factors for post-transplant arterial stenosis
  36. list the major types of vasa vasorum
  37. list the three main types of renal artery stenosis
  38. know the treatment options for arterial stenosis
  39. state the venous complications following liver transplant
  40. describe what causes portal vein pseudostenosis
  41. list symptoms of Budd-Chiari syndrome
  42. state the most common complication of islet transplantation
  43. understand the most common consequence of biopsy after allograft transplant
  44. understand how AVFs are treated
  45. note the treatment for pseudoaneurysm