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A transhepatic (through the liver) cholangiogram is an invasive imaging study that involves placement of a needle and possibly a catheter directly through the skin into one of the bile ducts in the liver. The Division of Interventional Radiology uses ultrasound and x-rays to guide the placement of the needle and catheter.
How Boston Children’s Hospital approaches percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
Our pediatric interventional radiologists, the doctors who do the procedure, are highly trained in the performance of invasive procedures on infants and children.
In addition to the interventional radiologist, your child will be cared for by a team of anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and technologists who specialize in caring for children undergoing interventional radiology procedures and treatments.
We perform percutaneous transhepatic cholangiographies in our suite on the second floor of the hospital, which features three procedure rooms equipped with the latest imaging technology, a recovery area for patients who have received sedation or anesthesia and examining rooms for outpatient visits.
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