TITLE

DOES MICROBUBBLE ULTRASOUND HELP WITH HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA SCREENING IN PATIENTS WITH HCV RELATED LIVER DISEASE?

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Microbubble ultrasound has been shown to improve detection of focal liver lesions particularly in metastatic disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of microbubble ultrasound as a screening test for patients with hepatitis C virus related liver disease who have a 3% per annum risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma. This study suggests that ultrasound using a microbubble agent does not improve detection of hepatocellular carcinomas in a high risk population and therefore confers no benefit as a screening tool.
ACCESSION #
13219123

 

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