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Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology for Liver Diseases


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1Department of Radiology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

2The Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway

3Department of Radiology Diakoniekrankenhaus Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

4Department of Radiology, Toho University, Omori Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan

5Department of Radiological Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA


Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology for Liver Diseases

Description

The liver is the largest solid organ in the abdomen; therefore, there has been extensive focus on the development and use of new techniques for imaging this organ, especially in this decade. Each imaging modality developed should be able to ascertain the morphology, circulation, metabolism, parenchymal texture, fibrosis, and/or tumor viability in the liver. Moreover, these advanced imaging techniques and other interventional radiology (IR) devices have enabled the development of novel multimodal treatments for imaging the liver, which have yielded promising outcomes in many patients who cannot be surgically treated.

We invite researchers and authors to contribute original research as well as review articles that will support the continuing efforts to understand the diagnostic and interventional radiological aspects of liver diseases such as liver cancer, chronic hepatitis, portal hypertension, and congenital disorders. We are particularly interested in articles describing new modalities and protocols, for example, magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion, MR elastography, and dual-energy computed tomography (CT), which can potentially be used to evaluate liver functions. Contributions on epoch-making IR therapies for liver cancers or portal hypertension are also welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recently developed imaging modalities for various liver diseases
  • Advances in equipment and protocols to evaluate fibrosis or hepatitis
  • Latest functional MRI techniques for the liver
  • Role of dual-energy CT in chronic liver diseases and liver cancers
  • Role of nuclear medicine in chronic liver diseases and liver cancers
  • Analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma using EOB-MRI and/or SPIO-MRI
  • Epoch-making IR therapies for unresectable liver cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, and metastasis
  • Novel drug delivery systems for transarterial chemotherapy
  • Current and new techniques to treat portal hypertension including embolization of portosystemic shunts and TIPS

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 147583
  • - Editorial

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology for Liver Diseases

Satoru Murata | Pascal Niggemann | ... | Per Kristian Hol
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 595467
  • - Review Article

Recent Advances in Molecular Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Liver Fibrosis

Zhiming Li | Jihong Sun | Xiaoming Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 294024
  • - Research Article

Measurement of Liver Iron Concentration by MRI Is Reproducible

José María Alústiza | José I. Emparanza | ... | Ohiana Vicente
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 467850
  • - Clinical Study

Ultrafast Cone-Beam Computed Tomography: A Comparative Study of Imaging Protocols during Image-Guided Therapy Procedure

Jijo Paul | Annamma Chacko | ... | Bita Panahi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 758164
  • - Research Article

Diagnostic Value of MRI Proton Density Fat Fraction for Assessing Liver Steatosis in Chronic Viral C Hepatitis

Francesco Paparo | Giovanni Cenderello | ... | Gian Andrea Rollandi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 874201
  • - Review Article

Diffusion-Weighted MRI for the Assessment of Liver Fibrosis: Principles and Applications

Stefano Palmucci | Giuseppina Cappello | ... | Pietro Milone
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 960628
  • - Clinical Study

Partial Splenic Embolization with Transarterial Chemoembolization in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Accompanied by Thrombocytopenia

Yoshihiko Ooka | Tetsuhiro Chiba | ... | Osamu Yokosuka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 684754
  • - Research Article

Volume Change and Liver Parenchymal Signal Intensity in Gd-EOB-DTPA-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging after Portal Vein Embolization prior to Hepatectomy

Ayako Akiba | Satoru Murata | ... | Shin-ichiro Kumita
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 359296
  • - Research Article

Improved Efficacy of Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization Using Warmed Miriplatin for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Daisuke Yasui | Satoru Murata | ... | Shin-ichiro Kumita
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 896527
  • - Clinical Study

Radiofrequency Thermoablation of HCC Larger Than 3 cm and Less Than 5 cm Proximal to the Gallbladder without Gallbladder Isolation: A Single Center Experience

Antonio Orlacchio | Fabrizio Chegai | ... | Giovanni Simonetti
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