Published online Jan 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i1.7
Revised: October 31, 2013
Accepted: November 15, 2013
Published online: January 28, 2014
Core tip: Whether contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is comparable to contrast enhanced computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (CECT/CEMRI) in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a controversial topic recently. Regarding to this issue, we list almost all the updated applications of CEUS in this paper and discuss the main role of CEUS in the management of HCC by comparison with CECT/CEMRI.