Radiol Imaging Cancer 2021 Sep;3(5):e210039
From the Departments of Interventional Radiology (R.T., E.Y.L., Y.M.L., S.Y., R.A., R.A.S., S.G., B.C.O.), Anesthesiology (J.R.R.), and Imaging Physics (A.K.J.), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1471, Houston, TX 77030; Siemens Healthineers, USA (G.C.); and Department of Radiology, Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan (R.T., H.N., T.T., K.K.).
Combined angiography-CT (angio-CT) systems, which combine traditional angiographic imaging with cross-sectional imaging, are a valuable tool for interventional radiology. Although cone-beam CT (CBCT) technology from flat-panel angiography systems has been established as an adjunct cross-sectional imaging tool during interventional procedures, the intrinsic advantages of angio-CT systems concerning superior soft-tissue imaging and contrast resolution, along with operational ease, have sparked renewed interest in their use in interventional oncology procedures. Owing to increases in affordability and usability due to an improved workflow, angio-CT systems have become a viable alternative to stand-alone flat-panel angiographic systems equipped with CBCT. Read More