Focal Liver Lesions

Detection, Characterization, Ablation

  • Riccardo Lencioni
  • Dania Cioni
  • Carlo Bartolozzi

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Technique and Methodology in Liver Imaging

    1. David O. Cosgrove
      Pages 3-16
    2. Andrea Laghi, Ilaria Sansoni, Michela Celestre, Pasquale Paolantonio, Roberto Passariello
      Pages 17-32
    3. Carlo Bartolozzi, Clotilde Della Pina, Dania Cioni, Laura Crocetti, Elisa Batini, Riccardo Lencioni
      Pages 33-49
  3. Liver Anatomy

    1. Pietro Majno, Pierre Loubeyre, Gilles Mentha, Philippe Morel, Christoph Becker, Jean Fasel
      Pages 53-61
    2. Laura Crocetti, Clotilde Della Pina, Erika Rocchi, Sara Montagnani, Jacopo Lera, Carlo Bartolozzi
      Pages 63-72
  4. Benign Liver Lesions

    1. Fabio Piscaglia, Antonia D’Errico, Simona Leoni, Annamaria Venturi, Luigi Bolondi
      Pages 75-83
    2. Chiara Del Frate, Chiara Zuiani, Massimo Bazzocchi, Roberto Pozzi-Mucelli, Giuseppe Brancatelli, Koenraad Mortelè
      Pages 85-100
    3. Valérie Vilgrain, Giuseppe Brancatelli
      Pages 101-117
    4. Antonella Filippone, Raffaella Basilico, Francesca Di Fabio, Lorenzo Bonomo
      Pages 119-135
    5. Luigi Grazioli, Marie Pia Bondioni, Giuseppe Brancatelli
      Pages 137-148
    6. Filipe Caseiro-Alves, Ana Ferreira, Dider Mathieu
      Pages 149-165
  5. Primary Malignancies in Cirrhotic Liver

    1. Massimo Colombo, Guido Ronchi
      Pages 169-176
    2. Dania Cioni, Riccardo Lencioni, Jacopo Lera, Andrea Conti, Elisa Batini, Carlo Bartolozzi
      Pages 177-200
  6. Primary Malignancies in Non-Cirrhotic Liver

    1. Clotilde Della Pina, Erika Rocchi, Andrea Conti, Sara Montagnani, Laura Crocetti
      Pages 203-207
    2. Giuseppe Brancatelli, Massimo Midiri, Roberto Lagalla, Michael P. Federle, Valérie Vilgrain, Luigi Grazioli
      Pages 209-217
    3. Sylvain Terraz, Christoph D. Becker
      Pages 219-238
    4. Renate M. Hammerstingl, Wolfram V. Schwarz, Thomas J. Vogl
      Pages 239-258
  7. Hepatic Metastases

    1. Thomas Albrecht
      Pages 261-274
    2. Christiane Kulinna, Wolfgang Schima
      Pages 275-293
    3. Thomas K. Helmberger
      Pages 295-304
  8. Image-Guided Tumor Ablation

    1. Riccardo Lencioni, Dania Cioni, Jacopo Lera, Erika Rocchi, Clotilde Della Pina, Laura Crocetti
      Pages 307-315
    2. Alice R. Gillams
      Pages 317-328
    3. Riccardo Lencioni, Laura Crocetti, Dania Cioni, Elisa Batini, Clotilde Della Pina, Carlo Bartolozzi
      Pages 329-336
    4. J. Antony Goode, Tarun Sabharwal, Andreas Adam
      Pages 337-348
    5. Thomas J. Vogl, Kathrin Eichler, Thomas Lehnert, Ralf Straub, Martin Mack
      Pages 349-361
    6. Karl Heinrich Link, Volker Apell, Matthias Holtappels, Karim Zayed, Tolga Atilla Sagban, Matthias Mörschel et al.
      Pages 363-386
    7. Ronald S. Arellano, Debra A. Gervais, Peter R. Mueller
      Pages 387-392
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 393-407

About this book


Few fields of medicine have witnessed such impressive progress as the diagnosis and treatment of liver tumors. Advances in imaging technology, the development of novel contrast agents, and the introduction of optimized scanning protocols have greatly facilitated the non-invasive detection and characterization of focal liver lesions. Furthermore, image-guided techniques for percutaneous tumor ablation have become an accepted alternative treatment for patients with inoperable liver cancer. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the role of diagnostic and interventional radiology in respect of liver tumors. The volume moves from background sections on methodology and segmental liver anatomy to the main sections on the diagnosis of benign and malignant liver lesions. An integrated approach, focused on the correlation of ultrasound, CT, and MR imaging findings, is presented. Finally, a full section describes the principles, methods, and results of percutaneous tumor ablation techniques.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Riccardo Lencioni
    • 1
  • Dania Cioni
    • 1
  • Carlo Bartolozzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Department of Oncology, Transplants, and Advanced Technologies in MedicineUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-64464-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26354-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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