Value of PET/CT in the management of primary hepatobiliary tumors, part 2.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

OBJECTIVE: Primary hepatobiliary malignancies consist of hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, and gallbladder cancer. Benign hepatic lesions include hepatic cysts, hemagiomas, adenomas, and focal nodular hyperplasias. The utility of PET/CT in imaging primary hepatobiliary lesions varies according to the type and location of the lesion. CONCLUSION: There is a consistent benefit to the use of PET/CT for detection and staging, and it ultimately helps to establish the best course of treatment and to determine prognosis. In addition, PET/CT is very useful in local ablative and systemic therapy assessment and surveillance for hepatobiliary malignancies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sacks, A; Peller, PJ; Surasi, DS; Chatburn, L; Mercier, G; Subramaniam, RM

Published Date

  • August 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 197 / 2

Start / End Page

  • W260 - W265

PubMed ID

  • 21785051

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.11.6995


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States