Enhancement pattern analysis of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma on dynamic MR imaging with histopathological correlation: Validity of portal phase imaging for predicting tumor grade

European Journal of Radiology, 05/21/2012

Histological grade of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may be predicted using signal intensity in the portal phase (SIPP). The thickness of tumor plate, resultantly the size of sinusoid between tumor plates, can account for the relationship between washout pattern and histological grade in the trabecular HCCs.

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