Chapter 9. Modalities for Imaging Liver Tumors

  1. Pierre-Alain Clavien MD, Phd, FACS, FRCS Professor Chairman and
  2. Stefan Breitenstein MD
  1. Dominik Weishaupt MD1 and
  2. Thomas F. Hany MD2

Published Online: 9 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch9

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

How to Cite

Weishaupt, D. and Hany, T. F. (2010) Modalities for Imaging Liver Tumors, in Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition (eds P.-A. Clavien and S. Breitenstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Department of Surgery, Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplantation Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Radiology, Triemli Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179768

Online ISBN: 9781444317053

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Keywords:

  • modalities for imaging liver tumors;
  • main goals of liver tumor imaging;
  • ultrasound (US) - initial examination, clinically suspected liver mass;
  • using contrast-enhanced US (CEUS) - diagnosis of focal liver lesions;
  • clinical role of transabdominal ultrasound;
  • current MDCT scanner technology;
  • MDCT portal venography - displaying entire portal venous system;
  • positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging;
  • liver metastasis from recurrent colorectal cancer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ultrasound

  • Computed tomography

  • Positrone mission tomography/computed tomography imaging

  • Magnetic resonance imaging

  • Catheter-assisted angiography, computed tomography during hepatic a rteriography and during arterial portography

  • Cholangiography

  • Self-assessment questions

  • References

  • Self-assessment answers