Direct portography and contrast-enhanced computed tomography: evaluating the rabbit liver

The authors of this study pursued two goals: the description of the incidence of anatomic variation of the portal system using direct portography and the estimation of the liver and caudate lobe volume by using contrast-enhanced computed tomography.

Key points:

  • Direct portography provides information about rabbit liver portal anatomy and its variations
  • The caudate and cranial lobes are separated, allowing both areas to be studied independently
  • Manual delineation of the liver lobes by contrast-enhanced computed tomography provides volumetric information

Article: Evaluation of the rabbit liver by direct portography and contrast-enhanced computed tomography: anatomical variations of the portal system and hepatic volume quantification

Authors: María Páramo, Paula García-Barquin, Eva Santa María et al.