Differential Diagnosis of Various Hepatic Tumors by Harmonic Imaging

  • Masatoshi Kudo


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be easily diagnosed if the characteristic tumor vascularity, namely abundant arterial vessels flowing from the periphery into the interior of the tumor and strong tumor parenchyma stain, is clearly depicted.


Compute Tomographic Angiography Portal Blood Focal Nodular Hyperplasia Cavernous Hemangioma Plain Image 
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  1. 1.
    Wen YL, Kudo M, Zheng RQ, et al: Characterization of hepatic tumors: value of contrast-enhanced coded phase inversion harmonic US. AJR 2003 (in press)Google Scholar
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    Kudo M: Contrast harmonic ultrasound is a breakthrough technology in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. J Med Ultrasonics. 2001; 28:79–81CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masatoshi Kudo
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  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology and HepatologyKinki University School of MedicineOsakaJapan

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