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Abstract #2413

Texture Analysis in MRI Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Takeshi Yoshikawa1, Yoshiharu Ohno2, Ryo Shiroishi3, Masao Yui3, Yoshimori Kassai3, Shinichiro Seki4, Katsusuke Kyotani5, and Yuji Kishida6
1Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan, 2Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, Japan, 3Canon Medical Systems Corporation, Otawara, Japan, 4Hyogo Prefectural Tamba Medical Center, Tamba, Japan, 5Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Japan, 6Konan Medical Center, Kobe, Japan

Texture analysis can characterize spatial variations of gray levels on an image. Our results showed texture analysis has a potential to improve MR ability in diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Optimal imaging techniques might be different from ones for visual assessment. Capsule, hemorrhage, and cellularity in HCC are possible influential factors.

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