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8) Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) also has the potential to both diagnose and treat biliary disease; however, it, too, suffers from significant morbidity and mortality--up to 2.
Currently available technologies include transabdominal ultrasonography (US), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), magnetic resonance imaging with cholangiopancreatography (MRI, MRCP) and helical (or spiral) computed tomography (CT).
Clinicians detected most of the bile leaks with HIDA scans, but they detected some during laparotomy, laparoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography.