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Title: Impact of 3D Rotational Angiography on Liver Embolization Procedures: Review of Technique and Applications

In the last years, the interest into interventional applications of C-arm cone-beam CT (CBCT) progressively raised, widening its clinical application from the original field of interventional neuroradiology to the field of peripheral procedures. Liver embolization procedures, due to their complexity and potential treatment-related life-threatening complications, represent one of the main clinical applications of this novel angiographic technique. CBCT has been demonstrated to render procedures safer and technically easier, and to predict outcome as well as to avoid major complications in different treatment scenarios (trans-arterial embolization, trans-arterial chemoembolization, selective internal radiation therapy, percutaneous portal vein embolization). This review summarizes all technical, dosimetric and procedural aspects of CBCT techniques, underlying all its potential clinical advantages in the field of liver embolization procedures. Moreover, the paper provides all the instructions to obtain the best diagnostic performance out of this novel angiographic technique.
Authors:
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  1. Sapienza University of Rome, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Unit, Department of Radiological, Oncological and Anatomo-Pathological Sciences (Italy)
  2. Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Regina Elena, Department of Angiography and Interventional Radiology (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22469951
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 38; Journal Issue: 3; Conference: CIRSE 2015: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe congress, Lisbon (Portugal), 26-30 Sep 2015; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; DIAGNOSIS; LIVER; RADIOTHERAPY; REVIEWS; VASCULAR DISEASES; VEINS