Uterine and Ovarian Transplantation (What Radiologisy Needs to Know)


Associate Professor of Radiology Jundishapur University, Ahvaz, Iran



Uerine transplantation (UT) is a novel treatment for absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI) that is currently being performed under experimental protocols in multiple medical centers worldwide. As successful outcomes from this innovative procedure increase, it is likely that more centers will perform UT. Imaging is performed in multiple steps of the UT process, including preoperative imaging of potential donors and recipients, post- transplant surveillance, and monitoring of pregnancy. Radiologists working in medical centers where UT is performed should understand the role of imaging in preoperative planning and postoperative surveillance. Radiologists must be aware of the risk of vascular compromise and graft failure and their imaging features. At the end of lecture we will discuss importance of uterine artery PI as a predictor of high risk pregnancy.