Stiffness Measurement of Liver Tumors and Visceral Parenchyma
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The investigators are measuring hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC)stiffness using Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) technique to enhance the diagnostic accuracy for HCC stratifications and treatment efficacy.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Clinical Applications of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Technology in Stiffness Measurement of Liver Tumors and Visceral Parenchyma|
|Study Start Date:||March 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
newly diagnosed HCC
liver cancer other than HCC, treated HCC, post major abdominal surgery, contraindications to liver tumor biopsy, contraindications to local percutaneous treatment of liver tumors, low quality ARFI measurement
Other: stiffness measurement using ARFI
Stiffness measurement will be performed for HCC using ARFI technique.
Other Name: Acuson S2000
Regression modelings as well as validity testings including cut-off identification will be acquired by performing both qualitative and quantitative measurements of HCC using reference diagnostic modalities e.g. pathology grading, dynamic CT scanning, etc.
|Contact: Sheng-Hung Chen, MD||886422052121 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital||Recruiting|
|Taichung, Taiwan, 40447|
|Contact: Sheng-Hung Chen, MD 886-4-22052121 ext 2264 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Sheng-Hung Chen, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Sheng-Hung Chen, MD||Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital|
|Study Director:||Cheng-Yuan Peng, MD,PhD||Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital|