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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428655/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-cirrhotic-liver-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-evaluation-of-response-to-treatment-part-2
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Miguel Ramalho, António P Matos, Mamdoh AlObaidy, Fernanda Velloni, Ersan Altun, Richard C Semelka
In the second part of this review, we will describe the ancillary imaging features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that can be seen on standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol, and on novel and emerging protocols such as diffusion weighted imaging and utilization of hepatocyte-specific/hepatobiliary contrast agent. We will also describe the morphologic sub-types of HCC, and give a simplified non-invasive diagnostic algorithm for HCC, followed by a brief description of the liver imaging reporting and data system (LI-RADS), and MRI assessment of tumor response following locoregional therapy...
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420329/contrast-enhanced-us-with-perfluorobutane-sonazoid-used-as-a-surveillance-test-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-in-cirrhosis-scan-an-exploratory-cross-sectional-study-for-a-diagnostic-trial
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Ji Hoon Park, Mi-Suk Park, So Jung Lee, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Jae Young Lee, Min Jung Park, Kyunghwa Han, Chung Mo Nam, Seong Ho Park, Kyoung Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonography (US) is widely used as a standard surveillance tool for patients who are at a high risk of having hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, conventional B-mode US appears to be insufficient in order to ensure the early detection of HCC. Perfluorobutane allows very stable Kupffer phase imaging for at least 60 min, which is tolerable for examinations of the entire liver. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the added value of contrast-enhanced US using perfluorobutane to that of conventional B-mode US as an HCC surveillance tool for patients with liver cirrhosis...
April 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416360/primary-hepatic-angiosarcoma-and-liver-transplantation-radiological-surgical-histological-findings-and-clinical-outcome
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M Tran Minh, A Mazzola, F Perdigao, F Charlotte, G Rousseau, F Conti
Angiosarcoma is a rare type of soft tissue sarcoma that accounts for less than 1% of all sarcomas and only 2% of all primary hepatic tumours. Thorotrast, arsenic, and vinyl chloride monomer are frequently listed as occupational exposure risks. The estimated latency is long (10-40 years) in occupational cases and very long (60 years or more) in non-occupational cases. The symptoms and CT-scan appearance of hepatic angiosarcoma (HAS) are non-specific. We present a case of a 65-year-old Caucasian male with history of cryptogenic cirrhosis, low alpha-foetoprotein levels and a single, 4-cm nodule of potential atypical hepatocellular carcinoma (no washout at MRI and CT-scan) in segment VIII...
April 14, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409202/imaging-evaluation-of-ablative-margin-and-index-tumor-immediately-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-comparison-between-multidetector-row-ct-and-mr-imaging
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Sung Mo Kim, Sang Soo Shin, Byung Chan Lee, Jin Woong Kim, Suk Hee Heo, Hyo Soon Lim, Yong Yeon Jeong
PURPOSE: To prospectively compare multidetector-row CT (MDCT) and MR imaging (MRI) in the assessment of the ablative margin (AM) and index tumor immediately after radiofrequency (RF) ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and assess whether non-contrast MRI with limited sequences (T1- and T2-weighted imaging only) was superior to a conventional MDCT protocol. METHODS: A total of 33 consecutive patients with 42 HCCs were included in this study. Both MDCT and MR images were independently reviewed by two radiologists regarding the ability to visually discriminate between the AM and index tumor, and the AM status within ablation zones...
April 13, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395852/diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-update-on-international-guidelines
#5
C Cassinotto, C Aubé, A Dohan
Imaging is essential for the successful management of patients with or at risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). If ultrasound remains the key screening modality, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can play a major role in the characterization and noninvasive diagnosis of nodules in patients at risk of developing HCC. Each technique has succeeded in adapting to the wide histological spectrum of focal liver lesions. In this review, we discuss recent advancements in imaging techniques and evaluation - notably diffusion-weighted imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and liver-specific MRI contrast agents - as well as their addition to international guidelines and reporting systems such as the Liver imaging reporting and data system (LI-RADS)...
April 5, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392502/contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-plus-gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic-acid-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-gross-classification-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Chuang Chen, Hui Zhao, Xu Fu, LuoShun Huang, Min Tang, XiaoPeng Yan, ShiQuan Sun, WenJun Jia, Liang Mao, Jiong Shi, Jun Chen, Jian He, Jin Zhu, YuDong Qiu
Accurate gross classification through imaging is critical for determination of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patient prognoses and treatment strategies. The present retrospective study evaluated the utility of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CE-CT) combined with gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (EOB-MRI) for diagnosis and classification of HCCs prior to surgery. Ninety-four surgically resected HCC nodules were classified as simple nodular (SN), SN with extranodular growth (SN-EG), confluent multinodular (CMN), or infiltrative (IF) types...
February 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386720/subcentimeter-hypervascular-nodules-with-typical-imaging-findings-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-on-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-outcomes-of-early-treatment-and-watchful-waiting
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Jung Han Woo, Kyoung Doo Song, Seong Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVES: To compare treatment outcomes of subcentimeter hypervascular nodules at high risk for developing into hepatocellular carcinomas (SHNHR) between early treatment and watchful waiting until progression to overt hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) groups. METHODS: SHNHRs were defined as subcentimeter hypervascular nodules with the usual imaging features of HCC on gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Among 63 patients with 74 SHNHRs, 27 (37 SHNHRs) received early treatment (treatment of < 1 cm nodules), and 36 (37 SHNHRs) underwent watchful waiting until progression to overt HCC...
April 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381784/a-case-of-extrahepatic-growth-type-hepatocellular-carcinoma-presenting-with-bleeding-from-colonic-metastasis
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Kazunari Tanaka, Kunihiko Tsuji, Takeshi Matsui, Jong-Hon Kang, Yasuo Sakurai, Akihiro Takiyama, Toshiya Shinohara, Hiroyuki Maguchi
A 60-year-old woman visited our hospital due to hematochezia. Colonoscopy revealed a 50-mm-diameter submucosal tumor with ulceration of the left side of the transverse colon, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated the presence of small hepatic nodules. Submucosal tumor of the colon with liver metastasis was therefore diagnosed. To prevent tumor bleeding, we performed partial transverse colectomy. The histopathological diagnosis was moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma presenting as a submucosal tumor with a high frequency of vascular invasion...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369930/hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-intracranial-metastasis-in-a-japanese-macaque-macaca-fuscata
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Takako Miyabe-Nishiwaki, Akihiro Hirata, Akihisa Kaneko, Akiyo Ishigami, Yoko Miyamoto, Atsushi Yamanaka, Keishi Owaki, Hiroki Sakai, Tokuma Yanai, Juri Suzuki
BACKGROUND: A 23-year-old male Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) showed left ptosis, which progressed to exophthalmos. METHODS: The macaque underwent a clinical examination, CT and MRI, and was euthanized. Necropsy and histopathological examination were performed after euthanasia. RESULTS: The CT revealed and MRI confirmed an intracranial mass at the skull base with orbital extension. At necropsy, there were a large hepatic mass and an intracranial mass compressing the left temporal lobe of the brain...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363694/cost-effectiveness-of-eob-mri-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-japan
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Akihiro Nishie, Satoshi Goshima, Hiroki Haradome, Etsuro Hatano, Yasuharu Imai, Masatoshi Kudo, Masanori Matsuda, Utaroh Motosugi, Satoshi Saitoh, Kengo Yoshimitsu, Bruce Crawford, Eliza Kruger, Graeme Ball, Hiroshi Honda
PURPOSE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (EOB-MRI) in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Japan compared with extracellular contrast media-enhanced MRI (ECCM-MRI) and contrast media-enhanced computed tomography (CE-CT) scanning. METHODS: A 6-stage Markov model was developed to estimate lifetime direct costs and clinical outcomes associated with EOB-MRI...
March 28, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355258/the-value-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mr-imaging-in-characterizing-cirrhotic-nodules-with-atypical-enhancement-on-gd-dtpa-enhanced-mr-images
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Yi-Chun Wang, Chen-Te Chou, Ching-Po Lin, Yao-Li Chen, Yung-Fang Chen, Ran-Chou Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in characterizing atypically enhanced cirrhotic nodules detected on conventional Gd-DTPA-enhanced MR images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 61 consecutive patients with 88 atypical nodules seen on conventional Gd-DTPA-enhanced MR images who underwent Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI within a 3-month period. Using a reference standard, we determined that 58 of the nodules were hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and 30 were dysplastic nodules (DNs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337405/tailored-algorithms-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-surveillance-is-one-size-fits-all-strategy-outdated
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Nicolas Goossens, C Billie Bian, Yujin Hoshida
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Current clinical practice guidelines recommend regular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance with biannual ultrasound with or without serum alpha-fetoprotein uniformly applied to all patients with cirrhosis. However, clinical implementation of this one-size-fits-all strategy has been challenging as evidenced by very low application rate below 20% due to various reasons, including suboptimal performance of the surveillance modalities. RECENT FINDINGS: Newly emerging imaging techniques such as abbreviated MRI (AMRI) and molecular HCC risk biomarkers have increasingly become available for clinical evaluation and implementation...
March 2017: Current Hepatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306547/synthetic-ct-for-mri-based-liver-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-treatment-planning
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Jeremy S Bredfeldt, Lianli Liu, Mary Feng, Yue Cao, James M Balter
A technique for generating MRI-derived synthetic CT volumes (MRCTs) is demonstrated in support of adaptive liver stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Under IRB approval, 16 subjects with hepatocellular carcinoma were scanned using a single MR pulse sequence (T1 Dixon). Air-containing voxels were identified by intensity thresholding on T1-weighted, water and fat images. The envelope of the anterior vertebral bodies was segmented from the fat image and fuzzy-C-means (FCM) was used to classify each non-air voxel as mid-density, lower-density, bone, or marrow in the abdomen, with only bone and marrow classified within the vertebral body envelope...
April 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298731/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-cirrhotic-liver-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-evaluation-of-response-to-treatment-part-1
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REVIEW
Miguel Ramalho, António P Matos, Mamdoh AlObaidy, Fernanda Velloni, Ersan Altun, Richard C Semelka
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the modern gold standard for the noninvasive evaluation of the cirrhotic liver. The combination of arterial phase hyperenhancement and delayed wash-out allows a definitive diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with liver cirrhosis or chronic liver disease, without the requirement for confirmatory biopsy. That pattern is highly specific and has been endorsed in Western and Asian diagnostic guidelines. However, the sensitivity of the combination is relatively low for small HCCs...
January 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276105/adctotal-ratio-and-d-ratio-derived-from-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-early-after-tace-are-independent-predictors-for-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Lifang Wu, Pengju Xu, Shengxiang Rao, Li Yang, Caizhong Chen, Hao Liu, Caixia Fu, Mengsu Zeng
PURPOSE: To explore the threshold of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) parameters, apparent diffusion coefficient [ADCtotal and ADC(0,500) ] ratios 24-48 hours after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) to assess early response in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and to compare the association between diffusion-weighted imaging with the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM-DWI) and mRECIST with survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional Review Board approval and informed consent were obtained for this prospective study...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275579/factors-influencing-surveillance-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Hager A Ahmed Mohammed, Ju Dong Yang, Nasra H Giama, Jonggi Choi, Hawa M Ali, Kristin C Mara, William S Harmsen, Russell H Wiesner, Michael D Leise, Terry M Therneau, Lewis R Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, and a rising cause of cancer mortality in the U.S. Liver cirrhosis is the major risk factor for HCC. Surveillance of persons with cirrhosis facilitates early detection and improves outcomes. We assessed the surveillance rate for HCC within a major academic health system and identified factors influencing surveillance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined the surveillance rate for HCC using liver ultrasound, CT, or MRI, and factors influencing surveillance in a cohort of 369 Minnesota residents with cirrhosis seen at the Mayo Clinic between 2007 and 2009...
February 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271531/value-of-contrast-enhanced-sonography-of-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-sonazoid-prior-to-radiofrequency-ablation
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So Jung Lee, Hyung Jin Won, Kyung Won Kim, Yong Moon Shin, Pyo Nyun Kim
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the value of contrast-enhanced sonography (CEUS) with Sonazoid prior to percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of small (<3 cm) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: This prospective study was approved by our institutional review board and informed consent was obtained. The following criteria were used for study enrollment: (1) cirrhotic patients with HCCs found by contrast-enhanced CT or Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI; (2) a single HCC <3 cm in longest diameter or multinodular HCCs (<3) with each tumor <3 cm in longest diameter; and (3) indeterminate identification of the index tumor from the surrounding cirrhosis-related pseudolesions on conventional US...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267535/the-value-of-paradoxical-uptake-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-on-the-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-liver-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-prediction-of-lipiodol-uptake-after-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization
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Jeong Woo Kim, Chang Hee Lee, Yang Shin Park, Tae Seok Seo, Myung Gyu Song, Ji Hoon Kim, Kyeong Ah Kim, Cheol Min Park
PURPOSE: To compare the response to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) between hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with paradoxical uptake on the hepatobiliary phase (HBP) (HCCpara) and HCC with defect on the HBP (HCCdef), and to identify some imaging features that can differentiate between two groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-three HCCs from 54 patients who underwent gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prior to TACE were included...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259177/imaging-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-image-guided-therapies-how-we-do-it
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REVIEW
Jonathon Willatt, Julie A Ruma, Shadi F Azar, Nara L Dasika, F Syed
Treatment options for hepatocellular carcinoma have evolved over recent years. Interventional radiologists and surgeons can offer curative treatments for early stage tumours, and locoregional therapies can be provided resulting in longer survival times. Early diagnosis with screening ultrasound is the key. CT and MRI are used to characterize lesions and determine the extent of tumour burden. Imaging techniques are discussed in this article as the correct imaging protocols are essential to optimise successful detection and characterisation...
March 4, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255371/non-invasive-imaging-techniques-in-assessing-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-current-status-of-available-methods
#20
REVIEW
A M Lăpădat, I R Jianu, B S Ungureanu, L M Florescu, D I Gheonea, S Sovaila, I A Gheonea
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an ailment affecting and increasing a number of people worldwide diagnosed via non-invasive imaging techniques, at a time when a minimum harm caused by medical procedures is rightfully emphasized, more sought after, than ever before. Liver steatosis should not be taken lightly even if its evolution is largely benign as it has the potential to develop into non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) or even more concerning, hepatic cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
January 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
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