Diagnostic imaging and biopsy use among elderly medicare beneficiaries with hepatocellular carcinoma.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology, Volume 7, Issue 3, p.155-60 (2011)

Keywords:

2011, Center-Authored Paper, October 2011, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Diagnostic imaging is effective for evaluating patients suspected of having hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although the diagnosis can be established with imaging alone, diagnostic biopsy may be useful for patients with tumors measuring 1 to 2 cm. To date, biopsy and imaging use among patients with HCC has not been evaluated in the general community.