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The usefulness of the sum of relative enhancement ratio in making a differential diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma from cirrhosis-related nodules.
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PMID:  24342496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the diagnostic accuracy of the sum of relative enhancement ratio (sRER) in making a differential diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from benign cirrhosis-related nodules.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen benign cirrhosis-related nodules and 18 HCCs were evaluated. Three radiologists independently reviewed computed tomography images using visual assessment and sRER. sRER was estimated by adding region-of-interest measurement in the arterial phase and the delayed phase. Diagnostic performance and accuracy were evaluated.
RESULTS: The mean values of sRER were significantly higher in HCCs than in benign cirrhosis-related nodules.
CONCLUSION: The sRER method improved diagnostic accuracy of differentiating HCCs from benign cirrhosis-related nodules.
Ki Woong Yoon; Ji Soo Song; Young Min Han
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical imaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4499     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Imaging     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8911831     Medline TA:  Clin Imaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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