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Interventional radiological techniques are becoming increasingly important in the treatment of both primary and secondary malignant liver tumours. Surgery for liver tumours can be effective but carries considerable risks and new techniques have recently been developed. This volume provides an account of interventional radiological methods by some of the greatest experts in the field. It includes chapters on cryotherapy, chemoembolization and radiofrequency ablation and an extensive chapter on imaging techniques. The scientific background of these techniques, the pathology of the diseases involved and an analysis of more traditional surgical methods are also described. This text brings together the latest advances in this fast-developing field. - Exceptional high-quality illustrations and scans - Concise, practical, cutting edge content from an international team of experts - Contributions from all members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team CONTENTS Preface; 1. The clinical management of hepatic neoplasms Daniel Palmer and Philip Johnson; 2. Pathology of hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatic metastases Masamichi Kojiro; 3. Diagnostic imaging pre- and post-liver ablation Chang-Hsien Liu, Kambadakone R. Avinssh, Debra A. Gervais and Dushyant V. Sahani; 4. Transarterial chemoembolization in the management of primary and secondary liver tumors Alexander T. Ruutiainen and Michael Soulen; 5. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment of liver cancer Gail ter Haar, Sadaf Zahur and Chaturika Jayadewa; 6. Percutaneous ethanol injection of hepatocellular carcinoma K. T. Tan and C. S. Ho; 7. The role of surgery in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatic metastases Troy Kimsey and Yuman Fong; 8. Image-guided radiofrequency ablation: techniques and results Riccardo Lencioni, Laura Crocetti, Elena Bozzi and Dania Cioni; 9. Radiofrequency equipment and scientific basis for RFA Suvranu Ganguli and S. Nahum Goldberg; 10. Cryotherapy of the liver Gregory Avey, Fred T. Lee Jr and J. Louis Hinshaw; 11. Considerations in setting up a radiofrequency ablation service: how we do it Fadi M. El-Merhi, Gerald D. Dodd and Linda G. Hubbard; Index.