Development of conventional transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinomas in Japan: Historical, strategic, and technical review

Masahiro Horikawa, Shiro Miyayama, Toshiyuki Irie, Tatsumi Kaji, Yasuaki Arai

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. This article reviews the development of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in Japan, particularly ethiodized oil-based conventional TACE, from historical, strategic, and technical points of view. We also present the current status of standardized conventional TACE. CONCLUSION. Conventional TACE has been developed toward a more-selective and hemodynamic-conscious method, along with technical innovation and knowledge accumulation. Standardization of this method is necessary for further scientific evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)764-773
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume205
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • Conventional transarterial chemoembolization
  • Drug-eluting beads
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Japanese
  • Transarterial chemoembolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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