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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107094/dynamic-volume-assessment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-rat-livers-using-a-clinical-3t-mri-and-novel-segmentation
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Lorenzo A Orci, Graziano Oldani, Stephanie Lacotte, Florence Slits, Iris Friedli, Wolfgang Wirth, Christian Toso, Jean-Paul Vallée, Lindsey A Crowe
PURPOSE: In vivo liver cancer research commonly uses rodent models. One of the limitations of such models is the lack of accurate and reproducible endpoints for a dynamic assessment of growing tumor nodules. The aim of this study was to validate a noninvasive, true volume segmentation method using two rat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) models, correlating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with histological volume measurement, and with blood levels of α-fetoprotein. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used 3T clinical MRI to quantify tumor volume with follow-up over time...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105165/the-value-of-64-slice-spiral-ct-perfusion-imaging-in-the-treatment-of-liver-cancer-with-argon-helium-cryoablation
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Yinggang Lv, Yurong Jin, Qiaohuan Yan, Dingling Yuan, Yanling Wang, Xianping Li, Yanfeng Shen
We analyzed the effectiveness of using 64-slice spiral computed tomography (CT) and perfusion imaging to guide argon-helium cryoablation treatment of liver cancer. In total, 60 cases of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma before surgery treated with argon-helium cryoablation were inlcuded in the present study. Retrospective summary of the 60 cases of metaphase and advanced liver cancer were used as the control group. The control group were treated using cryoablation with argon-helium knife. We used enhanced scanning with 64-slice spiral CT to define the extent of their lesions and prepared a plan of percutaneous cryoablation for the treatment...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103708/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-ivim-analysis-of-vertebral-bone-marrow-changes-after-radiation-exposure-from-diagnostic-imaging-and-interventional-procedures
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Min A Yoon, Suk-Joo Hong, Chang Hee Lee, Chang Ho Kang, Kyung-Sik Ahn, Baek Hyun Kim
Background High cumulative radiation dose in cancer patients warrants systemic examination of possible changes in bone marrow. Purpose To assess retrospectively changes in vertebral bone marrow diffusion and perfusion using intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion-weighted imaging (IVIM-DWI) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients after exposure to radiation from diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures. Material and Methods A total of 21 IVIM-DWI sets in 20 HCC patients, consisting of baseline and follow-up liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with an interval less than 100 days, were reviewed after varying levels of radiation exposure from transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), multiphase liver CT, and abdominal radiography...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093067/capza1-modulates-emt-by-regulating-actin-cytoskeleton-remodelling-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Deng Huang, Li Cao, Shuguo Zheng
BACKGROUND: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) elicits dramatic changes, including cytoskeleton remodelling as well as changes in gene expression and cellular phenotypes. During this process, actin filament assembly plays an important role in maintaining the morphology and movement of tumour cells. Capping protein, a protein complex referred to as CapZ, is an actin-binding complex that can regulate actin cytoskeleton remodelling. CAPZA1 is the α1 subunit of this complex, and we hypothesized that CAPZA1 regulates EMT through the regulation of actin filaments assembly, thus reducing the metastatic ability of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078380/imaging-features-of-hepatic-sarcomatous-carcinoma-on-computed-tomography-and-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kyo-Won Gu, Young Kon Kim, Ji Hye Min, Sang Yun Ha, Woo Kyoung Jeong
PURPOSE: To determine the imaging features of hepatic sarcomatous carcinoma including sarcomatous intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (S-ICC) and sarcomatous hepatocellular carcinoma (S-HCC) on computed tomography (CT) and gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients with pathologically confirmed S-ICCs (n = 13), S-HCCs (n = 7), sarcomatous carcinoma (n = 2), carcinosarcoma (n = 1), and sarcomatous combined HCC-CC (n = 1) (size range 2...
January 12, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062263/the-natural-history-of-streptozotocin-stimulated-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-mice-followed-by-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-comparison-with-simple-steatosis-mice
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Hiroyuki Akai, Shigeru Kiryu, Yasunori Ohta, Koichiro Yasaka, Yoshiyasu Nakano, Yusuke Inoue, Kuni Ohtomo
PURPOSE: To clarify the development of HCC, temporal change of steatosis and Gd-EOB-DTPA enhancement of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) model mice by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All animal experiments were approved by the institution's Animal Research Committee. MRI was performed on six NASH and six simple steatosis (SS) model mice every 2weeks from the ages of 8weeks to 16weeks. The sequential changes in the number and size of the focal liver lesions detected on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI were evaluated...
January 3, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048247/we-fg-202-10-assessing-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-response-to-sbrt-using-dce-mri
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Y Yuan, M Buckstein, M Chao, K Rosenzweig, Y Lo
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using DCE-MRI to assess treatment response of HCC to SBRT. METHODS: For seven liver HCC patients treated by photon SBRT with radiation dose ranging from 35 to 50 Gy in 5 fractions, T1-weighted DCE-MRI was performed before and at 1-3 months after the treatment. Each study included one pre-contrast and five post Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced imaging series. The target tumor and the liver were manually outlined on the arterial phase images...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046606/tu-ab-bra-01-abdominal-synthetic-ct-generation-in-support-of-liver-sbrt-dose-calculation
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J S Bredfeldt, L Liu, M Feng, Y Cao, J Balter
PURPOSE: To demonstrate and validate a technique for generating MRI-derived synthetic CT volumes (MRCTs) in support of adaptive liver SBRT. METHODS: Under IRB approval, ten hepatocellular carcinoma patients were scanned using a single MR sequence (T1 Dixon-VIBE), yielding inherently-registered water, fat, and T1-weighted images. Air-containing voxels were identified by intensity thresholding. The envelope of the anterior vertebral bodies was segmented from the fat image by fitting a shape model to vertebral body candidate voxels, then using level sets to expand the contour outward...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028930/an-update-on-cancer-risk-and-surveillance-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Jennifer L Horsley-Silva, Eduardo A Rodriguez, Diana L Franco, Keith D Lindor
Malignancy represents substantial morbidity and mortality in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). This subset of patients has been proven to be at increased risk for developing cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder carcinoma, and colorectal cancer in those with overlapping inflammatory bowel disease. Herein we review the prevalence of these malignancies and recommend screening tools and current knowledge to reduce the disease burden in this population. Cholangiocarcinoma is the most dominant malignancy affecting PSC patients, with a lifetime risk ranging from 5-20%...
December 27, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027763/increased-interreader-agreement-in-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-an-adapted-li-rads-algorithm
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Anton S Becker, Borna K Barth, Paulo H Marquez, Olivio F Donati, Erika J Ulbrich, Christoph Karlo, Cäcilia S Reiner, Michael A Fischer
PURPOSE: To evaluate a simplified Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) algorithm to improve interreader agreement while maintaining diagnostic performance for HCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRI scans of 84 cirrhotic patients with 104 distinct liver observations were retrospectively selected to equivocally match each of the LI-RADS grades (LR1-5) using histopathology and imaging follow up as standard of reference. Four independent radiologists categorized all observations as benign (LR1-2) or potentially malignant (LR3-5) and determined LI-RADS based imaging features including observation size, arterial phase hyperenhancement, washout, capsule appearance and threshold growth for LR3-5 observations and timed their readouts...
January 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026208/mri-of-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-typical-features-are-less-frequent-below-a-size-cutoff-of-1-5-cm
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Moon Hyung Choi, Joon-Il Choi, Young Joon Lee, Michael Yong Park, Sung Eun Rha, Chandana Lall
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to analyze MRI features of small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) on the basis of size and to evaluate the difference in frequency of typical radiologic hallmarks of HCC (arterial enhancement and washout) according to the tumor size. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Enrolled were 86 patients with 110 HCCs 3 cm or smaller who underwent surgical resection or transplantation. Two radiologists reviewed gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI features for signal intensity of T2-weighted and T1-weighted imaging, diffusion restriction, presence of arterial enhancement, washout on portal and transitional phases, and signal intensity on the hepatobiliary phase...
December 27, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003720/role-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-dwi-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-detection-and-its-grading-on-3t-mri-a-prospective-study
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Shiva Shankar, Naveen Kalra, Anmol Bhatia, Radhika Srinivasan, Paramjeet Singh, Radha K Dhiman, Niranjan Khandelwal, Yogesh Chawla
BACKGROUND: Limited studies have evaluated the role of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for histologically grading the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of DWI with dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance (DCEMR) in detection of HCC in cirrhosis, and to evaluate whether DWI can be used instead of DCEMR. METHODS: 20 patients of either sex with cirrhosis and suspected of having HCC on screening USG were included in this prospective study approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002336/the-utility-of-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-surveillance-for-postoperative-recurrence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jung Hee Kim, Yang Won Min, Geum-Youn Gwak, Yong Han Paik, Moon Seok Choi, Joon Hyoek Lee, Kwang Cheol Koh, Seung Woon Paik
This study aimed to investigate the utility of gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-MRI) in surveillance for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after hepatectomy.This retrospective study analyzed 147 patients who underwent surveillance with alternating multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and Gd-MRI after hepatectomy for HCC. The patients were followed-up every 3 months during the first 2 years, and every 6 months thereafter. At each visit, MDCT was performed but once a year (every 12 months), Gd-MRI was performed instead of MDCT...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993534/assessment-of-the-link-between-quantitative-biexponential-diffusion-weighted-imaging-and-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-the-liver
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Hildebrand Dijkstra, Matthijs Oudkerk, Peter Kappert, Paul E Sijens
PURPOSE: To investigate if intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) modeled diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can be linked to contrast-enhanced (CE-)MRI in liver parenchyma and liver lesions. METHODS: Twenty-five patients underwent IVIM-DWI followed by multiphase CE-MRI using Gd-EOB-DTPA (n=20) or Gd-DOTA (n=5) concluded with IVIM-DWI. Diffusion (Dslow), microperfusion (Dfast), its fraction (ffast), wash-in-rate (Rearly) and late-enhancement-rate (Rlate) of Gd-EOB-DTPA were calculated voxel-wise for the liver...
December 18, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987537/comparison-of-hepatic-mdct-mri-and-dsa-to-explant-pathology-for-the-detection-and-treatment-planning-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Lauren M Ladd, Temel Tirkes, Mark Tann, David M Agarwal, Matthew S Johnson, Bilal Tahir, Kumaresan Sandrasegaran
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The diagnosis and treatment plan for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be made from radiologic imaging. However, lesion detection may vary depending on the imaging modality. This study aims to evaluate the sensitivities of hepatic multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in the detection of HCC and the consequent management impact on potential liver transplant patients. METHODS: One hundred and sixteen HCC lesions were analyzed in 41 patients who received an orthotopic liver transplant (OLT)...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957638/early-perfusion-changes-within-1-week-of-systemic-treatment-measured-by-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-may-predict-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Bang-Bin Chen, Chao-Yu Hsu, Chih-Wei Yu, Po-Chin Liang, Chiun Hsu, Chih-Hung Hsu, Ann-Lii Cheng, Tiffany Ting-Fang Shih
OBJECTIVES: To correlate early changes in the parameters of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) within 1 week of systemic therapy with overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Eighty-nine patients with advanced HCC underwent DCE-MRI before and within 1 week following systemic therapy. The relative changes of six DCE-MRI parameters (Peak, Slope, AUC, Ktrans, Kep and Ve) of the tumours were correlated with OS using the Kaplan-Meier model and the double-sided log-rank test...
December 12, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957635/gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-characteristics-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-occurring-in-liver-transplants
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Mimi Kim, Tae Wook Kang, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Young Kon Kim, Seong Hyun Kim, Jong Man Kim, Dong Hyun Sinn, Min-Ji Kim, Sin-Ho Jung
OBJECTIVES: Characteristics of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on magnetic resonance (MR) images were compared in patients who did or did not undergo liver transplantation (LT), and we evaluated the relationship of these findings with overall survival (OS) and time-to-tumour recurrence (TTR) after transplantation. METHODS: The enhancement pattern of gadoxetic acid-enhanced MR images of 25 patients with recurrent HCCs (LT group) and 25 surgically confirmed HCC patients in the non-transplanted (control) group were compared...
December 12, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941378/prognostic-value-of-metabolic-parameters-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-of-mri-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Chae Moon Hong, Byeong-Cheol Ahn, Yun-Jin Jang, Shin Young Jeong, Sang-Woo Lee, Jaetae Lee
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to predict the survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by examining metabolic PET parameters, apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs), and clinical parameters. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 52 patients with pathologically confirmed HCC (age, 57.9 ± 10.7 years; 43 men) who underwent MRI and F-FDG PET/CT. The tumor-to-normal liver SUV ratio (TLR), the mean ADC of each tumor, and other clinical data were obtained...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936106/feasibility-of-10-minute-delayed-hepatocyte-phase-imaging-using-a-30%C3%A2-flip-angle-in-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-liver-mri-for-the-detection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-or-cirrhosis
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Inhwan Jeon, Eun-Suk Cho, Joo Hee Kim, Dae Jung Kim, Jeong-Sik Yu, Jae-Joon Chung
OBJECTIVES: To compare 10-minute (min) delayed hepatocyte phase imaging (HPI) using a 30° flip angle (FA) (10m-FA30) and 20-min delayed HPI using a 10° FA (20m-FA10) or 30° FA (20m-FA30) in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI in patients with chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis, in terms of lesion-to-liver contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and detection sensitivity for focal hepatic lesions (FHLs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and four patients with 168 HCCs and 55 benign FHLs who underwent Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI with 10m-FA30, 20m-FA10, and 20m-FA30 were enrolled...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935548/microwave-ablations-of-large-hcc-lesions-added-value-of-ceus-examinations-for%C3%A2-ablation-success-control
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B Pregler, L P Beyer, I Wiesinger, C Nießen, E M Jung, C Stroszczynski, P Wiggermann
PURPOSE: To assess the value of dynamic contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the detection of residual tumor tissue day 1 after microwave ablation (MWA) of large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared to MRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 30 consecutive patients (5 females, 25 males, mean age 64 years, age range 54-73 years) with an untreated HCC lesion larger than or equal to 3 cm underwent percutaneous MWA between 03/2014 and 04/2016. 1 patient was excluded because of an artificial pacemaker...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
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