Abdominal percutaneous interventional procedures: comparison of CT and US guidance.

@article{Sheafor1998AbdominalPI,
  title={Abdominal percutaneous interventional procedures: comparison of CT and US guidance.},
  author={Douglas H. Sheafor and Erik Karl Paulson and Coralie M Simmons and David M. DeLong and R. C. Nelson},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={207 3},
  pages={705-10}
}
PURPOSE To compare ultrasound (US) with computed tomography (CT) as a guidance modality for percutaneous interventional procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS A database of abdominal interventional procedures was reviewed for the 6 months preceding and 6 months after the opening of a dedicated US interventional suite. Changes in the number and type of procedures performed, room time, number of needle passes, and complication rates were calculated. RESULTS In the first 6 months, 305… CONTINUE READING

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