Cholangiography before biliary surgery: single-shot MR cholangiography versus intravenous cholangiography.

@article{Reuther1996CholangiographyBB,
  title={Cholangiography before biliary surgery: single-shot MR cholangiography versus intravenous cholangiography.},
  author={Gerhard Reuther and Berthold Kiefer and Albert Tuchmann},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={198 2},
  pages={561-6}
}
PURPOSE To compare depiction of the biliary tract with magnetic resonance (MR) and intravenous cholangiography before biliary surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Intravenous cholangiograms and heavily T2-weighted single-shot MR images in 60 patients with biliary calculi were compared prospectively. Images obtained with each technique were independently assessed for depiction of anatomy and calculi. RESULTS The gallbladder was adequately visualized with intravenous cholangiography in 77% of… CONTINUE READING
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