Focal Liver Lesions: Detection, Characterization, Ablation

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Riccardo Lencioni, Dania Cioni, Carlo Bartolozzi
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Oct 19, 2010 - Medical - 407 pages

Few fields of medicine have witnessed such impressive progress as the diagnosis and treatment of liver tumors. Advances in imaging technology, the development of novel contrast agents, and the introduction of optimized scanning protocols have greatly facilitated the non-invasive detection and characterization of focal liver lesions. Furthermore, image-guided techniques for percutaneous tumor ablation have become an accepted alternative treatment for patients with inoperable liver cancer. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the role of diagnostic and interventional radiology in respect of liver tumors. The volume moves from background sections on methodology and segmental liver anatomy to the main sections on the diagnosis of benign and malignant liver lesions. An integrated approach, focused on the correlation of ultrasound, CT, and MR imaging findings, is presented. Finally, a full section describes the principles, methods, and results of percutaneous tumor ablation techniques.

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Technique and Methodology in Liver Imaging

1 Ultrasound and Contrast Ultrasound

D.O. Cosgrove

2 Computed Tomography

A. Laghi, I. Sansoni, M. Celestre, P. Paolantonio, and R. Passariello

3 Magnetic Resonance
C. Bartolozzi , C. Della Pina, D. Cioni, L. Crocetti, E. Batini, and R. Lencioni

Liver Anatomy

4 Segmental Anatomy of the Liver

P. Majno, P. Loubeyre, G. Mentha, P. Morel, C.D. Becker, and J. Fasel

5 Imaging Landmarks for Segmental Lesion Localization L. Crocetti, C. Della Pina, E. Rocchi, S. Montagnani, J. Lera, and C. Bartolozzi

Benign Liver Lesions

6 Clinico-Pathological Classification

F. Piscaglia, A. D'Errico, S. Leoni, A. Venturi, and L. Bolondi


7 Cysts and Cystic-Like Lesions

C. Del Frate , R. Pozzi-Mucelli, G. Brancatellli, K. Mortelè, C. Zuiani,

and M. Bazzocchi

8 Liver Hemangioma

V. Vilgrain and G. Brancatelli

9 Focal Nodular Hyperplasia

A. Filippone, R. Basilico, F. Di Fabio, and L. Bonomo


10 Hepatocellular Adenoma

L. Grazioli, M.P. Bondioni, and G. Brancatelli

11 Pseudo-Lesions of the Liver F. Caseiro-Alves, A. Ferreira, and D. Mathieu

Primary Malignancies in Cirrhotic Liver

12 Clinico-Pathological Features of Hepatocellular Carcinoma M. Colombo and G. Ronchi 13 Diagnosis and Staging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma D. Cioni, R. Lencioni, J. Lera, A. Conti, E. Batini, and C. Bartolozzi

Primary Malignancies in Non-Cirrhotic Liver

14 Clinico-Pathological Classification
C. Della Pina, E. Rocchi, A. Conti, S. Montagnani, and L. Crocetti

15 Hepatocellular and Fibrolamellar Carcinoma

G. Brancatelli, M.P., Federle, V. Vilgrain, L. Grazioli, M. Midiri, and R. Lagalla

16 Cholangiocellular Carcinoma

S. Terraz and C.D. Becker

17 Other Primary Malignant Tumors R.M. Hammerstingl, W.V. Scharz, and T.J. Vogl

Hepatic Metastases

18 Sonography of Liver Metastases

T. Albrecht

19 Imaging Features of Hepatic Metastases: CT and MR

C. Kulinna and W. Schima

20 Diagnostic and Staging Work-Up
T. Helmberger

Image-Guided Tumor Ablation

21 Radiofrequency Ablation: Principles and Techniques

R. Lencioni, D. Cioni, J. Lera, E. Rocchi, C. Della Pina, and L. Crocetti

22 Imaging Guidance, Monitoring, and Follow-Up

A.R. Gillams

23 Percutaneous Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

R. Lencioni, L. Crocetti, D. Cioni, E. Batini, C. Della Pina, and C. Bartolozzi

24 Percutaneous Ablation of Hepatic Metastases

J.A. Goode, T. Sabharwal., and A. Adam

25 Laser-Induced Thermotherapy

T.J. Vogl, K. Eichler, T. Lehnert, R. Straub, and M. Mack

26 Multimodality Treatment of Hepatic Metastases

K.-H. Link, V. Apell, K. Tischbirek, M. Holtappels, K. Zayed, T.A. Sagban, M. Mörschel, T.F. Weigel, K.M. Josten, R. Thimm, and L. Staib

27 Tumor Ablation: Interventional Management of Complications

R.S. Arellano, D.A. Gervais, and P.R. Mueller

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