Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTC) is a method of examining the bile duct system in the liver. In a PTC, the interventional radiologist uses contrast dye and X-ray imaging to get a detailed image of the liver to help diagnose and plan treatment of liver conditions.
In some cases, the results of a PTC may reveal that you need to undergo biliary stenting — the use of a small, flexible tube that permanently holds open a previously clogged or blocked bile duct.
The interventional radiology experts at the University of Miami Health System are highly experienced in performing both PTC and biliary stenting.
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Expert care from highly trained interventional radiologists. Our interventional radiologists and radiology specialists are experts in a variety of minimally invasive procedures — everything from treatments to clear blocked blood vessels to advanced cancer therapies like NanoKnife®.
Leading-edge imaging care in South Florida. Our doctors are also researchers discovering new ways to improve diagnosis and treatment. That means you can get some of today’s most promising advancements through clinical trials. You benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the lab to the bedside.