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CT and MR cholangiography: advantages and pitfalls in perioperative evaluation of biliary tree.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22422383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent developments in imaging technology have enabled CT and MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) to provide minimally invasive alternatives to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for the pre- and post-operative assessment of biliary disease. This article describes anatomical variants of the biliary tree with surgical significance, followed by comparison of CT and MR cholangiographies. Drip infusion cholangiography with CT (DIC-CT) enables high-resolution three-dimensional anatomical representation of very small bile ducts (e.g. aberrant branches, the caudate branch and the cystic duct), which are potential causes of surgical complications. The disadvantages of DIC-CT include the possibility of adverse reactions to biliary contrast media and insufficient depiction of bile ducts caused by liver dysfunction or obstructive jaundice. Conventional MRCP is a standard, non-invasive method for evaluating the biliary tree. MRCP provides useful information, especially regarding the extrahepatic bile ducts and dilated intrahepatic bile ducts. Gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-enhanced MRCP may facilitate the evaluation of biliary structure and excretory function. Understanding the characteristics of each type of cholangiography is important to ensure sufficient perioperative evaluation of the biliary system.
T Hyodo; S Kumano; F Kushihata; M Okada; M Hirata; T Tsuda; Y Takada; T Mochizuki; T Murakami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-03-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1748-880X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-29     Completed Date:  2012-09-12     Revised Date:  2013-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  887-96     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka-Sayama, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Biliary Tract / abnormalities,  pathology,  radiography*
Biliary Tract Diseases / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery
Biliary Tract Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Cholangiography / adverse effects,  methods*
Cholangiopancreatography, Magnetic Resonance / adverse effects,  methods*
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Gadolinium DTPA / diagnostic use
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Middle Aged
Perioperative Care / methods
Radiographic Image Enhancement*
Risk Assessment
Sensitivity and Specificity
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 0/gadolinium ethoxybenzyl DTPA; 80529-93-7/Gadolinium DTPA

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