Imaging of the patient with a biliary tract or primary liver tumor

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Abstract

Cross-sectional imaging can be useful in the diagnosis of biliary tract and primary liver tumors. Hepatobiliary tumors are diverse in growth patterns, histologic types and tumor location. A fundamental understanding of the imaging features of hepatobiliary tumors is critical for diagnosis, staging and treatment. Knowledge about various manifestations and mimickers of biliary and primary liver tumors is essential for tumor diagnosis and suitable management. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography technology continues to rapidly evolve and these tools not only aid in evaluation and treatment, but also can potentially define response to therapy and overall patient prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-206
Number of pages18
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014

Keywords

  • Biliary tract and primary liver tumors
  • Contrast-enhanced MRI
  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • Response to therapy
  • Volumetric functional MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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