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Current role of ultrasound in chronic liver disease: surveillance, diagnosis and management of hepatic neoplasms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22285001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ultrasound (US) has been used to evaluate liver disease for many decades. Despite certain inherent limitations in evaluating chronic liver disease on routine gray-scale US, it is still widely used for the initial evaluation in patients suspected of liver disease as well as for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening in patients with known cirrhosis. Due to recent advances in digital technology and US imaging software, various new computer protocols have been incorporated in the new US equipment. This in turn has resulted in a great improvement in image quality and image resolution. Consequently, the increased ability of US to better characterize the liver texture in general has enabled the sonographers to identify subtle changes in the liver texture and delineate smaller masses in the liver with greater success.
Authors:
Abid Irshad; Munazza Anis; Susan J Ackerman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current problems in diagnostic radiology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1535-6302     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Probl Diagn Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607123     Medline TA:  Curr Probl Diagn Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston SC.
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