Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography: is it an ideal tool for hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance?

Hitoshi Maruyama, Shuichiro Shiina

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasing worldwide and is a common cancer in both males and females (1). It is also the major leading cause of cancer-related death, with an incidence-to-mortality ratio close to 1.0 (2).