Cholangiocarcinoma: Current and novel imaging techniques

Nisha I. Sainani, Onofrio A. Catalano, Nagaraj Setty Holalkere, Andrew X. Zhu, Peter F. Hahn, Dushyant V. Sahani

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Abstract

The radiologic manifestations of cholangiocarcinomas are extremely diverse, since these tumors vary greatly in location, growth pattern, and histologic type. Familiarity with the imaging manifestations of cholangiocarcinomas is important for accurate detection and characterization of these tumors and assessment of resectability. Advances in imaging techniques have led to the availability of an array of modalities that, used independently or in combination, can aid in the accurate diagnosis and evaluation of cholangiocarcinomas in preparation for advanced surgical procedures and treatment planning. Response to novel targeted therapies can also be assessed with newer imaging tools. Hence, knowledge of current and emerging imaging applications is essential for correct diagnosis and appropriate management of these tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1263-1287
Number of pages25
JournalRadiographics
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Sainani, N. I., Catalano, O. A., Holalkere, N. S., Zhu, A. X., Hahn, P. F., & Sahani, D. V. (2009). Cholangiocarcinoma: Current and novel imaging techniques. Radiographics, 28(5), 1263-1287. https://doi.org/10.1148/rg.285075183