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Abstract #3764

Differentiation of Primary and Secondary Liver Cancer with Amide Proton Transfer-weighted imaging and Dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging

Xue Ren1, Jiazheng Wang2, Peng Sun2, Lihua Chen1, Qingwei Song1, Renwang Pu1, Ying Zhao1, Tao Lin1, Qihao Xu1, and Ailian Liu1
1Department of Radiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China, 2Philips Healthcare, Beijing, China


Liver cancer has become one of the most frequent fatal malignancies around the world. And the early precise diagnosis of different types of liver cancer is very critical for treatment strategy design. This retrospective study evaluated the diagnostic efficacy of amide proton transfer weighted (APTw) and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) imaging for the differentiation between primary and secondary liver cancer. Results showed that a combination of APTw and DCE significantly improved the diagnosis of liver cancer.

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