PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 5, Pe98303 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098303 View full text
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Wei Chen, Zachary DelProposto, Wei Liu, Mohammad Kassir, Zhiyuan Wang, Jun Zhao, Bing Xie, Yaming Wen, Jian Wang, Jiani Hu

Abstract: BackgroundSpecific morphologic features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on imaging have identifiable pathologic correlates as well as implications for altering surgical management and defining prognosis. In this study, we compared susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) to conventional techniques and correlated our findings with histopathology to determine the role of SWI in assessing morphologic features of HCC without using a contrast agent.Methods86 consecutive patients with suspected HCC were imaged with M…

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