The utility of three-dimensional (3D) imaging with cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) during interventional radiology (IVR) in colonic diverticular bleeding was compared to that of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT). Additionally, to identify the responsible vessels in the absence of extravascular leakage using digital subtraction angiography, we examined the detection rate using software conventionally applied to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). The 3D images obtained by CECT before IVR did not clearly show the destroyed vessels, whereas the 3D images obtained by CBCT during IVR clearly depicted the peripheral vessels. The TACE-assisted software identified the responsible vessels with a high probability, even in cases without extravascular leakage. CBCT could delineate vascular positions more accurately than CECT. Moreover, 80% of the responsible vessels could be delineated using the software; however, caution should be exercised as results may differ depending on the positioning of the region of interest.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging