editore: Springer Verlag, Japan
Combining harmonic technology and an ultrasound contrast agent, harmonic imaging now plays a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatic tumors. Contrast harmonic imaging is especially valuable in cases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the incidence of which has risen dramatically in Europe, North America, and Asia in recent years. Harmonic imaging is bringing about revolutionary changes in the diagnosis and treatment of HCC, and this book provides the most up-to-date information and guidelines for effective use of this superior technique. Generously illustrated with photographs and diagrams, with accompanying text by a leading expert in the field, this acclaimed book is a valuable state-of-the-art resource for clinicians and researchers in radiology and internal medicine, including hepatology and gastroenterology.