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This study prospectively evaluates the accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the diagnosis of nodules 20 mm or smaller detected during ultrasound (US) surveillance. We included 89 patients with cirrhosis [median age, 65 years; male 53, hepatitis C virus 68, Child-Pugh A 80] without prior(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to describe the imaging features by contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) in cirrhosis patients. We registered the CEUS images of cirrhosis patients with histologically confirmed ICC. In all cases magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was done to confirm the diagnosis and/or staging(More)
Outcome predictors in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who are treated with percutaneous ablation are ill defined, and it is unknown if successful therapy is associated with improved survival. In our study, 282 cirrhotic patients with early nonsurgical HCC were treated with percutaneous ablation during a 15-year period. Single tumors were seen(More)
The development of contrast agents for ultrasound has significantly extended its clinical applications, particularly in the detection and characterization of focal liver lesions. Real-time evaluation of the vascular phase currently can be achieved by combining new microbubble-specific methods with second-generation contrast agents. The enhancement pattern(More)
Helical computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used for staging of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) prior to curative treatments but underestimate tumor extension in 30% to 50% of cases when compared with pathologic explants. This study compares a new technology, MRI angiography (MRA), with triphasic helical CT in detection of(More)
The appearance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the vascular phase is described and evaluated as to whether the enhancement pattern correlates with the degree of cellular differentiation. One hundred four HCCs were prospectively evaluated with CEUS using coherent-contrast imaging (CCI) and SonoVue with a low(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with SonoVue R to evaluate the response to percutaneous treatment (ethanol injection/radiofrequency) of hepatocellular carcinoma in comparison with spiral computed tomography (CT) immediately and 1 month after treatment. Forty-one consecutive cirrhotic(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with spiral computed tomography (SCT) for the characterization of focal liver lesions (FLL) and to determine the degree of correlation between the two techniques. Seventy-seven FLL (45 hepatocellular carcinomas; 12 metastases; ten hemangiomas; two(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this pictorial essay is to review the color Doppler sonographic features of Budd-Chari syndrome. CONCLUSION Combining color and spectral data, sonography provides hemodynamic and anatomic information about vessel patency and collateral vessel formation. The diagnosis of Budd-Chari syndrome is based on the involvement of hepatic(More)
Image-guided tumor ablation has a major role in the therapeutic management of hepatocellular carcinoma and the assessment of the efficacy of percutaneous ablation is crucial for the management of cirrhotic patients. Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) is extremely sensitive in detecting the intratumoral microvasculature in real time, with the same(More)