E2022. Cinematic Rendering of Hepatic Tumors: How and When We Do It
  1. Elliot Fishman; Johns Hopkins Hospital
  2. Linda Chu; Johns Hopkins Hospital
The role of 3D imaging for the detection and staging of hepatic tumors has been used over the years especially for surgical planning. Developments in computer chip technology and in software have resulted in advanced 3D post processing with techniques including cinematic rendering. This exhibit will define how we use cinematic rendering and its advantages in the detection, diagnosis and management of hepatic tumors. We will discuss how to create the images as well as discuss some of the pearls and pitfalls when using this technique.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
1. Understand the role of cinematic rendering n the evaluation of hepatic tumors 2. Understanding how cinematic rendering can be used for lesion definition and management 3. Understand how to use various parameters to optimize image quality 4. Understand the value of cinematic rendering and texture mapping

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
1. The CT appearance of various hepatic tumors is accentuated with cinematic rendering and 3D mapping 2. CT evaluation and management of liver masses needs to go beyond simply reviewing an axial display 3. The role of CT in patient management and providing added value is defined with cinematic rendering

Cinematic Rndering may prove to play a valuable part in the complete evaluation and management of the patient with a known or suspected liver mass.