Abstract PURPOSE: To compare diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and nodules at high risk of HCC transformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated nodules' size, vascular pattern, and signal intensity on hepatobiliary phase images and on DWI of 105 nodules (41 cirrhotic patients). RESULTS: A total of 35/66 HCCs identified on Gd-EOB-DTPA MRI showed hyperintensity on DWI. A total of 25/39 nodules (hypovascular and hypointense nodule on hepatobiliary phase images) progressed to HCC (higher risk for nodules ≥10mm in size and hyperintense on DWI, P<.05). CONCLUSION: Gd-EOB-DTPA MRI demonstrated a significant role in the identification of nodule at higher risk of HCC transformation, and hyperintensity on DWI was associated with progression to HCC.

Comparison of diffusion-weighted imaging and gadoxetic acid-enhanced MR images in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma and hypovascular hepatocellular nodules / DI PIETROPAOLO, Marco; Briani, Chiara; Federici, GIULIA FRANCESCA; Marignani, Massimo; Begini, Paola; DELLE FAVE, Gianfranco; Iannicelli, Elsa. - In: CLINICAL IMAGING. - ISSN 0899-7071. - STAMPA. - 39:3(2015), pp. 468-475. [10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.12.020]

Comparison of diffusion-weighted imaging and gadoxetic acid-enhanced MR images in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma and hypovascular hepatocellular nodules

DI PIETROPAOLO, MARCO;BRIANI, CHIARA;FEDERICI, GIULIA FRANCESCA;BEGINI, PAOLA;DELLE FAVE, Gianfranco;IANNICELLI, Elsa
2015

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Abstract PURPOSE: To compare diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and nodules at high risk of HCC transformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated nodules' size, vascular pattern, and signal intensity on hepatobiliary phase images and on DWI of 105 nodules (41 cirrhotic patients). RESULTS: A total of 35/66 HCCs identified on Gd-EOB-DTPA MRI showed hyperintensity on DWI. A total of 25/39 nodules (hypovascular and hypointense nodule on hepatobiliary phase images) progressed to HCC (higher risk for nodules ≥10mm in size and hyperintense on DWI, P<.05). CONCLUSION: Gd-EOB-DTPA MRI demonstrated a significant role in the identification of nodule at higher risk of HCC transformation, and hyperintensity on DWI was associated with progression to HCC.
Diffusion-weighted imaging; Gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI; Gd-EOB-DTPA; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Hypovascular nodules; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
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Comparison of diffusion-weighted imaging and gadoxetic acid-enhanced MR images in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma and hypovascular hepatocellular nodules / DI PIETROPAOLO, Marco; Briani, Chiara; Federici, GIULIA FRANCESCA; Marignani, Massimo; Begini, Paola; DELLE FAVE, Gianfranco; Iannicelli, Elsa. - In: CLINICAL IMAGING. - ISSN 0899-7071. - STAMPA. - 39:3(2015), pp. 468-475. [10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.12.020]
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