Education and training, Education, Diagnostic procedure, Ultrasound, MR, CT, Abdomen
M. AbouRayan1, M. T. El-Diasty2, F. Serag El-Din1; 1Alexandria/EG, 2Jeddah/SA
Ultrasound is the initial imaging modality for assessment of porta hepatis lymph nodes,
vascular and biliary pathology.
Porta hepatis lymphadenopathy,
is best diagnosed morphologically by CECT and functionally by PET/CT.
Contrast-enhanced CT is considered to be the ‘gold standard’ in the diagnostics of the vascular lesions and PH tumours.
MRI & MRCP is the main stay in diagnosing biliary pathology.
Image-guided interventions including angiography,
ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound are important in diagnosis and non-surgical management of porta hepatis pathologies.