[Value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the diagnosis of hepatocarcinoma in focal lesions detected in patients with liver disease].
- Published Article
Gastroenterología y hepatología
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Contrast-enhanced US with SonoVue allows the vascularity of focal liver lesions to be assessed. In our study, 75% of patients with HCC showed arterial hypervascularity. A diffuse homogeneous enhancement pattern during the arterial phase was highly specific to HCC. In cirrhotic patients, this arterial pattern could avoid the need for further investigations, although clinical staging should be completed with another diagnostic test.
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