Well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma: Iosintense to liver parenchyma on superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced MR

T. Fukuya, H. Honda, T. Maeda, T. Hayashi, A. Kawashima, T. Matsumata, K. Masuda

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We present a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma that was identified on precontrast MR and became isointense to liver parenchyma after the intravenous administration of superparamagnetic iron oxide. The tumor was well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma and contained approximately the same number of Kupffer cells as liver parenchyma on pathological examination. Our case suggests that superparamagnetic iron oxide may give confusing results if the hepatic mass, e.g., hepatocellular carcinoma, contains Kupffer cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalRadiation Medicine - Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995



  • hepatocellular carcinoma
  • liver, magnetic resonance
  • liver, neoplasm
  • superparamagnetic iron oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Oncology

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