Virtual Endoscopy of Biliary Tract and Pancreas Eii Karasawa 1 , Naoaki Hayashi 1 , Ken Takasaki 1 1Institute of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Keyword: virtual endoscopy , CT , biliary tract , pancreas pp.1437-1442
Published Date 2002/10/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403104571
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 Ultrasonography and MR cholangiopancreatography are the procedures of choice for the detection of diseases of the biliary tract and pancreas. Due to the rapid advance of helical computed tomography and computer technology, virtual endoscopy has come into practical use recently in the bronchus, major vessels and gastrointestinal tracts. The problem remains whether CT Virtual Endoscopy (CT-VE) is useful or not for investigating the biliary tract and pancreas. Expectations for its use in evaluation of biliary tract abnormalities will most probably not be disappointed. It is useful for the detailed diagnosis of the junction form in the pancreas, but contrivance is necessary for contrast administration. The use of CT-VE in the biliary tract and pancreas is still in the initial stage. Advances in this field can be expected in virtual endoscopy.

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