Magnetic resonance imaging of the liver after loco-regional and systemic therapy

Celia Pamela Corona-Villalobos, Yan Zhang, Wei Dong Zhang, Ihab R. Kamel

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Assessment of tumor response is crucial in determining the effectiveness of loco-regional and systemic therapy, and for determining the need for subsequent treatment. The ultimate goal is to improve patient's survival. Changes in tumor size and enhancement after therapy may not be detected early by the traditional response criteria. Tumor response is better assessed in the entire tumor volume rather than in a single axial plane. The purpose of this article is to familiarize the reader with early treatment response assessed by anatomic and volumetric functional magnetic resonance imaging metrics of the liver after loco-regional and systemic therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-372
Number of pages20
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Biomarker
  • Contrast-enhanced MRI
  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • Loco-regional therapy
  • Response to therapy
  • Volumetric functional MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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