Radiological Evaluation of Patients with Liver Tumors
For a successful radioembolization, a proper planning of the procedure is necessary—ensuring that the indication for the treatment is correct and helping to deliver the therapy substance to the right places in the liver finally. One cornerstone for such a treatment plan is the radiological evaluation of patients scheduled for radioembolization. The aim of imaging has to be an accurate assessment of number, size, and localization of malignant liver lesions. Moreover, benign differential diagnoses of different liver lesions have to be considered. Depending on the logistics within the hospital and the clinical background, several modalities can be selected for imaging patients with liver tumors. These imaging modalities will be described in this chapter and their respective advantages and limitations will be analyzed.
KeywordsContrast Agent Focal Nodular Hyperplasia Focal Liver Lesion Normal Liver Parenchyma Hepatobiliary Phase Image
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