Hilar and suprapancreatic cholangiocarcinoma: value of 3D angiography and multiphase fusion images using MDCT

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 May;184(5):1572-7. doi: 10.2214/ajr.184.5.01841572.


Objective: We evaluated the feasibility of creating 3D and multiphase fusion images of cholangiocarcinoma. The 3D rendering of the biliary tree provide valuable information for planning surgery, including the location of the obstruction and its relationship to the surrounding vessels.

Conclusion: Our data emphasize that 3D and multiphase fusion images may be an accurate and routinely applicable tool for the diagnosis and therapeutic management of patients with biliary system abnormalities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bile Duct Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic*
  • Cholangiocarcinoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cholangiography / methods*
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*