Functional imaging in liver tumours

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Title: Functional imaging in liver tumours
Authors: Ronot, M
Kieran Clift, A
Vilgrain, V
Frilling, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Functional imaging encompasses techniques capable of assessing physiological parameters of tissues, and offers useful clinical information in addition to that obtained from morphological imaging. Such techniques may include magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion-weighted sequences or hepatobiliary contrast agents, perfusion imaging, or molecular imaging with radiolabelled tracers. The liver is of major importance in oncological practice; not only is hepatocellular carcinoma one of the malignancies with steadily rising incidence worldwide, but hepatic metastases are regularly observed with a range of solid neoplasms. Within the realm of hepatic oncology, different functional imaging modalities may occupy pivotal roles in lesion characterisation, treatment selection and follow-up, depending on tumour size and type. In this review, we characterise the major forms of functional imaging, discuss their current application to the management of patients with common primary and secondary liver tumours, and anticipate future developments within this field.
Issue Date: 6-Jul-2016
Date of Acceptance: 20-Jun-2016
ISSN: 1600-0641
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 1017
End Page: 1030
Journal / Book Title: Journal of Hepatology
Volume: 65
Issue: 5
Copyright Statement: © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Sponsor/Funder: Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann Stiftung
Commission of the European Communities
National Institute for Health Research
The UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (UKI NETS)
Cancer Research UK
Funder's Grant Number: n/a
Keywords: Imaging
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
1103 Clinical Sciences
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Division of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine

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