The role of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in planning treatment protocols for hepatocellular carcinoma before radiofrequency ablation.

@article{Chen2007TheRO,
  title={The role of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in planning treatment protocols for hepatocellular carcinoma before radiofrequency ablation.},
  author={Min Chen and Wei Yang and Kun Yan and Yuping Dai and W Wu and Zhi Hui Fan and Matthew R. Callstrom and J. Charboneau},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={752-60}
}
AIM To evaluate the clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in identifying the tumour number, ablation range and feeding vessels before ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and to compare the efficacy of RFA after CEUS with the efficacy of RFA after non-enhanced ultrasonography (US) without contrast medium administration. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 2002 to 2005, 81 patients with 110 HCCs underwent CEUS with SonoVue… CONTINUE READING