Linchuang Gandanbing Zazhi (Jul 2017)

Advances in imaging diagnosis of liver cancer

  • ZHANG Chunyu,
  • FU Yu,
  • LI Xiaodong

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 33, no. 7
pp. 1266 – 1269


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Liver biopsy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of primary liver cancer, but it is an invasive examination. At present, imaging has become the preferred method for the diagnosis of liver cancer. This article summarizes new imaging methods and techniques for the diagnosis and evaluation of primary liver cancer, including contrast-enhanced ultrasound, CT perfusion imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging-intravoxel incoherent motion, IDEAL IQ sequence, dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, and hepatocyte-specific contrast-enhanced imaging, and points out that diagnostic imaging can not only evaluate the degree of tumor differentiation, blood supply and perfusion, and invasiveness of lesions, but also predict the prognosis and evaluate liver function. Therefore, it can provide a reference for clinical diagnosis and treatment.