Evaluating the Liver Tumors Using Three-Dimensional
Ultrasonography. A Pictorial Essay
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Radu Badea1, Mihai Socaciu2, Monica Lupšor1, Ofelia Mošteanu3,
1) Department of Ultrasonography.
2) Imaging Department.
3) Department of Gastroeterology, 3rd Medical Clinic, University
of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca
The liver tumors represent a major public health issue. Among the
imaging techniques, ultrasonography remains an important diagnostic
method, taking into consideration its large availability, the non-invasive
and repetitive characteristics and the low cost. Its current limits
can be surpassed, at least at some extent, by using some new techniques
such as the 3D ultrasonography. 3D ultra-sonography provides several
advantages: increases the efficiency of the liver tumor screening
by using the multislice function, allows a better time and human
resource management, the precise location on three axes of the tumor
and the exact assessment of the distances relative to the main vessel
structures of the liver. It is also able to characterize the tumor
texture and to sum up the total volume of liver masses, with applications
in post-chemotherapy follow-up.
Liver tumors - imaging techniques - three-dimensional ultrasonography