Value of PET/CT in the management of primary hepatobiliary tumors, part 2

Ari Sacks, Patrick J. Peller, Devaki S. Surasi, Luke Chatburn, Gustavo Mercier, Rathan M. Subramaniam

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OBJECTIVE. Primary hepatobiliary malignancies consist of hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, and gallbladder cancer. Benign hepatic lesions include hepatic cysts, hemagiomas, adenomas, and focal nodular hyperplasias. The utility of PET/CT in imaging primary hepatobiliary lesions varies according to the type and location of the lesion. CONCLUSION. There is a consistent benefit to the use of PET/CT for detection and staging, and it ultimately helps to establish the best course of treatment and to determine prognosis. In addition, PET/CT is very useful in local ablative and systemic therapy assessment and surveillance for hepatobiliary malignancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W260-W265
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Hepatobiliary tumors
  • PET/CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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