Defining vascular signatures of malignant hepatic masses: Role of MDCT with 3D rendering

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Abstract

Malignant hepatic masses, both primary and metastatic lesions, have characteristic CT appearances and enhancement patterns. Owing to advances in CT resolution, high-quality vascular maps can be generated with 3D rendering tools to aid hepatic mass evaluation. These renderings enable identification of neovascularity, which is critical for distinguishing malignant from benign lesions, and facilitate identification of small hyperenhancing malignant hepatic tumors. In this review, CT features of malignant hepatic masses are discussed in conjunction with a demonstration of the role for 3D vascular mapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-773
Number of pages11
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

Keywords

  • 3D rendering
  • Computed tomography
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver
  • Liver metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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