Application of CT fluoroscopy to intracranial lesions

Kazuhiro Katada, Ryoichi Kato, Hirofumi Anno, Yuko Ogura, Sukehiko Koga, Kazuhiko Nonomura, Motoharu Hayakawa, Hirotoshi Sano, Tetsuo Kanno

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Abstract

Usefulness of real-time CT fluoroscopy (CTF) as a tool for guiding intracranial interventions was evaluated based on our clinical experience. Twenty-six interventional procedures were undertaken in 16 patients under CTF guidance, which included puncture of intracranial hematoma, hematoma drainage, cerebrospinal fluid drainage and tumor biopsy. Real-time monitoring with CTF successfully demonstrated the process of intracranial interventions in all cases. The advantages of CT fluoroscopy were improved accuracy of puncture by monitoring the position and direction of the needle, and improved safety by avoiding critical punctures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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