Assessment of different treatment loco-regional options. Indication of the different imaging techniques to assess response to treatment. Evaluation of main imaging findings after locoregional therapy available for liver cancer. Definition of response criteria to evaluate imaging loco-regional treatments.
There are different alternatives for the treatment of hepatocarcinoma.
In all of them,
the radiologist plays a fundamental role,
both in diagnosis,
treatment and follow-up.
it is necessary for the radiologist to know the techniques and radiological findings that indicate response to treatment.
Findings and procedure details
ASSESSMENT OF DIFFERENT TREATMENT LOCO-REGIONAL OPTIONS The radical treatment in hepatocellular carcinoma involves tumor resection or liver transplantation.
If this is not possible,
locoregional or systemic treatments are used. The image on interventionist processes of the liver plays an important role both at first to select patients and proper treatment and for the follow-up. Prior to interventional procedure, imaging determines the size,
number and location of lesions,
the presence of...
The assessment of tumor response after locoregional therapies is essential for the therapeutic management of hepatocellular carcinoma. This requires a proper understanding of the therapeutic strategies and post-treatment tumor appearance. The assessment of tumor response should include both anatomical imaging biomarkers,
such as tumor size reduction,
contrast enhancement and necrosis. Modified RECIST response criteria should be used in clinical practice and in clinical trials. Functional...
Imaging assessment of hepatocellular carcinoma response to locoregional and systemic therapy.
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