Helical CT findings in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma treated with percutaneous ablation procedures

Orlando Catalano, Bianca Cusati, Fabio Sandomenico, Antonio Nunziata, Alfredo Siani

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Nonsurgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma is used worldwide as a result of the early detection and slow growth of this tumor in patients with chronic liver disease. Multiple-phase helical computed tomography is a commonly used method for evaluating the main features related to percutaneous ablation procedures: nodular changes, tumor necrosis, parenchymal changes, complications, and tumor recurrence. Knowledge of all features recognizable after local ablation therapy is mandatory to avoid diagnostic pitfalls and to optimally assess treatment response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-754
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000



  • Computed Tomography, helical
  • Ethanol injection, percutaneous
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Laser photocoagulation
  • Liver, neoplasms
  • Percutaneous ablation
  • Radiofrequency thermal ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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