Effect of C-arm Angiographic CT on Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization of Liver Tumors

Sumeet Virmani, Robert K. Ryu, Kent T. Sato, Robert J. Lewandowski, Laura Kulik, Mary F. Mulcahy, Andrew C. Larson, Riad Salem, Reed A. Omary*

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Abstract

Rotational C-arm angiographic computed tomography (CT) with a flat-panel radiography unit permits three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of soft tissues and blood vessels. The usefulness of this C-arm technique during transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is unknown. The authors analyzed the role of the C-arm technique in 18 patients with unresectable liver tumors during TACE. The technique altered the catheter position anticipated by attending interventional radiologists in seven of the 18 patients (39%; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 20%, 61%) and improved the diagnostic confidence in the selected catheter position in 14 of the 18 patients (78%; 95% CI: 55%, 91%). The technique provides CT-like images that are useful to interventional radiologists during TACE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1305-1309
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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