Abdomen, Liver, Oncology, MR, CT, Diagnostic procedure, Biopsy, Tissue characterisation
C. Perna, G. M. Argiolas, C. Manieli, P. Siotto, G. T. Bitti, L. Saba; Cagliari/IT
Cirrhosis is the most important clinical risk factor for HCC; patients should be followed in dedicated centers with expert radiologists and pathologists.
Despite MRI and CT show a high sensitivity on HCC assessment,
diagnosis is available only when every imaging feature correlates with the clinical status.
Otherwise histological examination becomes mandatory.
On the other hand,
histology can also have important limits such as sampling type and size,
so the optimal collaboration between radiologist and pathologist is essential to correct diagnosis.