TITLE

Review: MRI is more sensitive but less specific than ultrasonography or spiral CT for diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma

PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a study that determines the accuracy of ultrasonography (US), spiral computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in diagnosing hepatocellular carcinoma. It is informed that MRI and AFP have a low cutpoint and thus have the highest sensitivity. The study found that in patients with chronic liver disease, MRI is more sensitive but less specific than US or spiral CT for diagnosis of liver cancer. It is stated that the accuracy of these diagnostic imaging varies depending on the cutpoint used.
ACCESSION #
21692900

 

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