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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 21, 2013; 19(47): 8808-8821
Published online Dec 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i47.8808
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Figure 1 Prorok’s postulates: Paradigm of surveillance for early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma.
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Figure 2 Recall policy and diagnostic algorithm proposed by the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver for cirrhotic patients with a nodule detected during ultrasound surveillance. 1Note that, since magnetic resonance (MR) or computed tomography (CT) are anyhow needed for staging in the case of hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis made by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS), a pragmatic approach is to perform MR or CT as the first-line imaging technique for diagnosis, and to resort to CEUS when radiological imaging techniques provide inconclusive features (reprinted with permission)[102].