Infusion hepatic angiography was used, together with conventional angiography, for diagnosis in 68 patients with liver metastases. The combination of both techniques led to a diagnostic accuracy of 97%. Metastases were missed in only two patients, both of whom had underlying liver or biliary disease. In a comparison of the two techniques, the infusion study was found diagnostically essential in five patients (7%) and afforded improved diagnosis in 49 others (72%). In 10 patients (15%), it gave equivalent information; and in four patients (6%) less information than the conventional technique. Infusion hepatic angiography is a useful complementary technique in anatomic liver diagnosis, especially in its ability to improve upon the diagnostic accuracy of the capillary phase of hepatic angiography.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Dec 1976|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research