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Tailoring of Interventional Procedures for HCC Patients-Review Article

(2010) Tailoring of Interventional Procedures for HCC Patients-Review Article. Iranian Journal of Radiology. pp. 129-143. ISSN 1735-1065

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One of the most frequent primary malignant tumors in the world is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Currently, the optimal treatment methods for HCC are hepatic resection and liver transplantation. Unfortunately, surgical therapies are suitable for 20 of patients and those who are not eligible for surgery should undergo interventional therapies. In the past decade, a variety of interventional procedures have been employed for local control of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) including transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and many tumor ablation techniques, such as percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), radio-frequency ablation (RFA), percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy (PMC), laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT), cryoablation. and acetic acid injection. By development of new technologies in imaging and drug delivery, it is likely that in the future patients with HCC will be treated by combination therapies to improve patient survival. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have a crucial role in diagnosis and also follow-up of HCC patients treated by interventional procedures, by which the treatment efficacy. recurrence of disease and certain complications are evaluated. In this review article, we discuss the imaging modalities and also tailoring of interventional procedures for HCC patients.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Carcinoma Hepatocellular Trans-Arterial Chemoembolization hepatitis-b-virus unresectable hepatocellular-carcinoma percutaneous ethanol injection radiofrequency thermal ablation microwave coagulation therapy laser-induced thermotherapy acetic-acid injection transarterial chemoembolization computed-tomography current knowledge Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Page Range: pp. 129-143
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Journal of Radiology
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 7
Number: 3
ISSN: 1735-1065
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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