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1 Department of Radiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey  
2 Department of Radiology, Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey  
3 Department of Radiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey; Department of Radiology, Karataş Hospital, İzmir, Turkey.  
4 Department of Pathology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey  
5 Department of Gastroenterology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey  
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Abstract

Objective: Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a rare life-threatening parasitic infection. Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) imaging has the potential to provide both quantitative and qualitative information about the tissue perfusion characteristics. The purpose of this study was the examination of the characteristic features and feasibility of CTP in AE liver lesions.

 

Material and Methods: CTP scanning was performed in 25 patients who had a total of 35 lesions identified as AE of the liver. Blood flow (BF), blood volume (BV), portal venous perfusion (PVP), arterial liver perfusion (ALP), and hepatic perfusion indexes (HPI) were computed for background liver parenchyma and each AE lesion.

 

Results: Significant differences were detected between perfusion values of the AE lesions and background liver tissue. The BV, BF, ALP, and PVP values for all components of the AE liver lesions were significantly lower than the normal liver parenchyma (p<0.01).

 

 

Conclusions: We suggest that perfusion imaging can be used in AE of the liver. Thus, the quantitative knowledge of perfusion parameters are obtained via CT perfusion imaging.

 

Cite this article as: Sade R, Kantarci M, Genc B, Ogul H, Gundogdu B, Yilmaz M. Computed Tomography Perfusion Imaging for the Diagnosis of Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis.  Eurasian J Med 2017; DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2017.17321.

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