Interventional Radiology->Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer

Complete removal of liver tumors gives the patients the best chance for a cure, but most patients are not surgical candidates. This is because the tumors are often too big or have grown into vital structures that cannot be removed. Other times there are too many tumors to remove entirely. Surgical removal is not possible for more than two-thirds of primary liver cancer patients and 90 percent of patients with metastatic liver cancer.

This patient has a known primary liver cancer. This is to be treated by radiofrequency ablation (RFA). The first step of the ablation is to obtain a CT scan showing the area for treatment.

Liver cancer seen on CT scan (bright white mass).
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The needle is placed, under CT guidance into the liver (bright white mass in the liver). This needle heats up killing the cancer.

Liver cancer treated with radiofrequency ablatioin (RFA).
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This is a coronal (facing you) MRI image of the abdomen that shows an area of abnomality in the liver that was biopsy proven primary liver cancer.

MRI of the abdomen showing a primary liver cancer.
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MRI of the abdomen showing a treated primary liver cancer.

MRI of the abdomen showing a treated primary liver cancer.
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Historically, chemotherapy drugs have been generally ineffective at curing liver cancer.

Liver Cancer Treatments

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