MRI finds more cases of liver cancer than ultrasonography in less time

Nonenhanced MRI showed promise as an option for hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in high-risk patients based on high-performance results with a short scan time and lack of contrast agent-associated risks, according to a study published in Journal of Hepatology.According to Hyo Jung Park, MD, from University of Ulsan College of Medicine in the Republic of Korea, and colleagues, recent studies have shown that ultrasonography had a low sensitivity of approximately 63% for detecting early HCC and 20% for very early-stage HCC. Instead, recently revised guidelines suggest that patients withRead More

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