Importance of evaluating all vascular phases on contrast-enhanced sonography in the differentiation of benign from malignant focal liver lesions.

@article{Nicolau2006ImportanceOE,
  title={Importance of evaluating all vascular phases on contrast-enhanced sonography in the differentiation of benign from malignant focal liver lesions.},
  author={Carlos Nicolau and Ram{\'o}n Vilana and Violeta Catal{\'a} and Luis Celiberto Jr. Reinaldo A. C. Bianchi and Rosa Gilabert and Angeles Garcia and Concepci{\'o} Br{\`u}},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2006},
  volume={186 1},
  pages={158-67}
}
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate the accuracy of a blood-pool sonographic contrast agent in the late phase compared with the three vascular phases for differentiation between benign and malignant focal liver lesions. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In 152 patients (105 with chronic liver disease), 152 solid focal liver lesions characterized either by fine-needle biopsy or by dynamic CT or MRI were studied. The final diagnoses were metastasis for 24, hepatocellular carcinoma for 75, focal nodular… CONTINUE READING
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