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Table 6 Assessment of tumor resectability

From: Comparison of preoperative evaluation of malignant low-level biliary obstruction using plain magnetic resonance and coronal liver acquisition with volume acceleration technique alone and in combination

Plain MR with coronal LAVA assessment Final diagnosis
Unresectable Resectable Total
Unresectable (+ invasion/metastasis) 15 2a 17
Resectable (− invasion/metastasis) 4b 20 24
Total 19 22 41
  1. MR magnetic resonance, LAVA liver acquisition with volume acceleration
  2. aFalse-positive for invasion/metastasis
  3. bFalse-negative for invasion/metastasis