Radiofrequency thermal ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma: Assessment of therapeutic effect with contrast-enhanced power Doppler ultrasound

F. Donati, R. Lencioni, A. Paolicchi, S. Rossi, F. Garbagnati, D. Cioni, C. Bartolozzi

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Abstract

The ability of contrast-enhanced power Doppler ultrasound (US) in evaluating the response of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to radiofrequency (RF) thermal ablation is investigated. Thirty-nine patients with 52 HCC nodules 1-5 cm in diameter underwent contrast-enhanced power Doppler US before and after RF thermal ablation. Findings at dual-phase spiral CT are used to establish the outcome of therapy. Contrast-enhanced power Doppler US shows promise in assessing the therapeutic effect of RF thermal ablation on HCC and in guiding additional RF procedures in cases of incomplete treatment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Volume26
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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