Role of cone-beam CT augmented by navigational software in the single-session management of gastrointestinal hemorrhage and infected deep postoperative fluid collections.

Affiliation

Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, United States of America. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Utilization of cone-beam CT with navigational software augmentation allows performance of both vascular and nonvascular interventions in a traditional fluoroscopy suite without need for additional hardware. The improvements in target identification and procedure time associated with use of these technologies suggest that they may be particularly beneficial in emergent settings where decreased procedure time correlates with improved outcomes. We illustrate these potential advantages through the successful single-session management of a clinically unstable patient with both gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage and infected postoperative fluid collections.

Keywords

Cone beam-CT,Fluid collections,Gastrointestinal hemorrhage,Navigation,

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