Levovist-enhanced Doppler sonography versus spiral computed tomography to evaluate response to percutaneous ethanol injection in hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Fiore2000LevovistenhancedDS,
  title={Levovist-enhanced Doppler sonography versus spiral computed tomography to evaluate response to percutaneous ethanol injection in hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Francesco De Fiore and Paolo Vallone and Paolo Ricchi and Rosa Tambaro and Bruno Daniele and Fabio Sandomenico and Rocco De Vivo and C Civiletti and Francesco Izzo and Sandro Pignata and M. Ziviello},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={164-8}
}
The aim of the current study was to compare Levovist-enhanced power Doppler (PD) imaging with contrast-enhanced spiral computed tomography (CT) in the evaluation of intratumoral vascularity of hepatocellular carcinomas at diagnosis and after percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI). Nineteen patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) underwent PD with and without Levovist and spiral CT at diagnosis and 1 month after PEI treatment. Compared to spiral CT at baseline evaluation, the PD showed… CONTINUE READING