Elastographic measurement of the area and volume of thermal lesions resulting from radiofrequency ablation: pathologic correlation.

TitleElastographic measurement of the area and volume of thermal lesions resulting from radiofrequency ablation: pathologic correlation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
JournalAJR. American journal of roentgenology
Volume181
Issue3
Pagination701-7
Date Published2003 Sep
ISSN0361-803X
AbstractElastography is a promising tool for visualizing the zone of necrosis in liver tissue resulting from radiofrequency tumor ablation. Because heat-ablated tissues are stiffer than normal untreated tissue, elastography may prove useful for following up patients who undergo radiofrequency ablative therapy. We sought to report the initial evaluations of the reliability of elastography for delineating thermal lesion boundaries in liver tissue by comparing lesion dimensions determined by elastography with the findings at whole-mount pathology.
URLhttp://www.ajronline.org/doi/abs/10.2214/ajr.181.3.1810701
DOI10.2214/ajr.181.3.1810701
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12933463?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleAJR Am J Roentgenol