Screening for hepatocellular carcinoma in high-risk populations

Zoe A. Miller, Kyungmouk Steve Lee

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Abstract

Screening for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) should be implemented in the high-risk population. High-risk population includes patients with cirrhosis of any etiology, patients with chronic hepatitis B virus with or without cirrhosis, and patients with chronic hepatitis C virus with cirrhosis. A randomized controlled trial of over 18,000 high-risk individuals demonstrated that biannual screening reduced HCC-related mortality by 37%. The screening test of choice is ultrasound imaging with an interval of 6 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-314
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma screening
  • Liver cancer screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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