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Abstract #3482

Evaluation early response of hepatocellular carcinoma after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization(TACE) with 1H Magnetic resonance spectroscopy in vivo

bin w, weijun p
cancer hospital

Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization(TACE) has significantly improved the survival for patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC).However, there is no reliable imaging method to detect the early response to such treatment quantitatively.The choline-containing compounds(Cho) in hepatic tumors detected by 1H MRS has known to be linked to malignancy.The purpose of the current study is to find the feasibility of using 1.5T MR scanner clinically in acquiring reliable spectroscopic procedures and to investigate the potential value of 1H MRS in the assessment of the early metabolic processes in large HCC after TACE