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World J Radiol. Sep 28, 2014; 6(9): 693-707
Published online Sep 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i9.693
Expectations from imaging for pre-transplant evaluation of living donor liver transplantation
Tiffany Hennedige, Gopinathan Anil, Krishnakumar Madhavan
Tiffany Hennedige, Gopinathan Anil, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Health and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore 119074, Singapore
Krishnakumar Madhavan, Department of Department of General Surgery, National University Hospital Singapore, Singapore 119074, Singapore
Author contributions: All the three authors have contributed equally to this work.
Correspondence to: Gopinathan Anil, MD, DNB, FRCR (Lon), FAMS, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Health and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119288, Singapore. ivyanil10@gmail.com
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Received: February 8, 2014
Revised: March 25, 2014
Accepted: July 15, 2014
Published online: September 28, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has evolved to a widely accepted therapeutic option. As a radiologist, knowledge of the various anatomical variations and pathological states in both the donor and recipient are imperative to generating a meaningful report in pre-operative evaluation. This paper provides a brief overview of the common surgical concepts of LDLT and gives a detailed description of the minimum that a radiologist is expected to seek and report in computed tomography and magnetic resonance scans performed for LDLT related evaluation.