MR cholangiography (MRC) in the evaluation of CBD stones before laparoscopic cholecystectomy

@article{Pavone1997MRC,
  title={MR cholangiography (MRC) in the evaluation of CBD stones before laparoscopic cholecystectomy},
  author={Paolo Sergio Pavone and Andrea Laghi and Davide Lomanto and Fausto Fiocca and Valeria Panebianco and Carlo Catalano and Paolo Mazzocchi and Roberto Passariello},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={1997},
  volume={11},
  pages={982-985}
}
Background: The aim of our work was to evaluate the predictive value of MR cholangiography (MRC) in detecting CBD stones before laparoscopic surgical treatment. Methods: MRC was performed as a unique preoperative imaging modality in 45 selected patients (16 male; 29 female; age range: 28–72; mean age: 54.4) before laparoscopic cholecystectomy. MRC imaging was obtained with a 3D Turbo Spin-Echo sequence (TR = 3000 ms, TE = 700 ms, Echo Train Length—128) with an acquisition time of 5 min 48 s… CONTINUE READING

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