Hilar cholangiocarcinoma: preoperative evaluation with a three dimensional volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination magnetic resonance imaging sequence.

@article{Yin2007HilarCP,
  title={Hilar cholangiocarcinoma: preoperative evaluation with a three dimensional volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination magnetic resonance imaging sequence.},
  author={Long-lin Yin and Bin Song and Juan Xu and Ying-chun Li},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={120 8},
  pages={636-42}
}
BACKGROUND Early detection and accurate staging are crucial for planning treatment and improving survival rate of hilar cholangiocarcinomas. This study investigated the diagnostic value of a three dimensional, spoiled gradient echo, T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging sequence (3D volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination, 3D-VIBE) in the preoperative evaluation of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS Thirty-one patients with surgically and histologically confirmed hilar… CONTINUE READING