Microvascular invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma: is it predictable with quantitative computed tomography parameters?

Daniel Lahan-Martins, Simone Reges Perales, Stephanie Kilaris Gallani, Larissa Bastos Eloy Da Costa, Eduardo Andreazza Dal Lago, Ilka De Fátima Santana Ferreira Boin, Nelson Marcio Gomes Caserta & Elaine Cristina De Ataide
Abstract Objective: To investigate whether quantitative computed tomography (CT) measurements can predict microvascular invasion (MVI) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of 200 cases of surgically proven HCCs in 125 consecutive patients evaluated between March 2010 and November 2017. We quantitatively measured regions of interest in lesions and adjacent areas of the liver on unenhanced CT scans, as well as in the arterial, portal venous, and equilibrium phases on...
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