Living kidney transplant donors were enrolled in our center between September 2010 and January 2013. Within a week before transplantation, 80 donors were evaluated by ARFI quantification to identify the SWV (m/s) (Fig. (Fig.1).1). Time-zero biopsies were performed on 73 graft kidneys before implantation. Inclusion criteria were adults and living donors for kidney transplantation. Exclusion criteria were allograft from a deceased donor, pediatric transplantation, and multiorgan transplantation. All donors were prospectively enrolled after they provided written informed consent. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health System (1-2010-0011). The primary outcome in our study was the range of SWV in normal kidneys. The secondary outcome was the relationship between clinical or histological findings and SWV.

Schematic diagram of study design. ARFI = acoustic radiation force impulse, KT = kidney transplantation.

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