Accuracy of Ultrasonography, Spiral CT, Magnetic Resonance, and Alpha-Fetoprotein in Diagnosing Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Systematic Review

@article{Colli2006AccuracyOU,
  title={Accuracy of Ultrasonography, Spiral CT, Magnetic Resonance, and Alpha-Fetoprotein in Diagnosing Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Systematic Review},
  author={Agostino Colli and Mirella Fraquelli and Giovanni Casazza and Sara Massironi and Alice Colucci and Dario Conte and Piergiorgio Duca},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101},
  pages={513-523}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM:In patients with chronic liver disease, the accuracy of ultrasound scan (US), spiral computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in diagnosing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has never been systematically assessed, and present systematic review was aimed at this issue.METHODS:Pertinent cross-sectional studies having as a reference standard pathological examinations of the explanted liver or resected segment(s), biopsies of focal… CONTINUE READING
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