Imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma

J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 1999 Aug;14(8):750-6. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1746.1999.01946.x.


Recent improvements in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have resulted in a need to identify the disease at an early stage. The wide range of imaging techniques available reflects the difficulty in demonstrating small HCC, particularly in the cirrhotic liver. This article reviews the current imaging techniques available for the diagnosis of HCC.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / diagnosis*
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Liver Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography