Various imaging techniques for the guidance of thoracic intervention procedures

I. Repa, E. Berenyi, J. Strausz

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This chapter dealt in detail with the possibilities, advantages and disadvantages represented by thoracic interventional procedures guided by the various imaging techniques, as reflected by the state of the art. Hence, procedures ranging from traditional screening (fluoroscopy), through the application of the ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) techniques, to magnetic resonance (MR) guidance were included. Particular emphasis was placed on outlining the CT- and MR-guided intervention procedures. CT-guided intervention procedures constitute a pooling of both diagnostic and therapeutic methods. A brief summary of the operational intervention procedures guided by MR imaging was given which followed a path from the procedures presently applied to those of the future. In dealing with the applications of both CT and MR an outline was given of the possibility of endoscopy examination guided by imaging techniques, which, although still in its initial stages, offers as the result of its further development the possibility of comprehensive replacement of invasive endoscopy procedures by noninvasive techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-269
Number of pages23
JournalEuropean Respiratory Monograph
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998


  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Pulmonary biopsy
  • Pulmonary intervention
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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