Percutaneous gadolinium injection under MR guidance to mark target for CT-guided radiofrequency ablation

Stephen B. Solomon, Mark E. Bohlman, Michael A. Choti

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Abstract

Selection of the appropriate imaging tool depends on a number of factors that reflect the patient, the procedure, and the physician. Multiple imaging techniques are often required to perform elements of a whole procedure. A patient with an allergy to iodinated contrast material and a 3.0-cm hepatic metastasis that was invisible on computed tomography (CT) was treated with CT-guided radiofrequency ablation by first injecting gadolinium under magnetic resonance guidance to mark the location of the lesion. Gadolinium’s high atomic number makes it a viable contrast agent for attenuating x rays under fluoroscopic or CT guidance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-421
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Gadolinium
  • MR guidance
  • Radiofrequency (RF) ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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