Table 4

Rates of sensitivity and specificity of arterial hypervascularisation, portal vein washout in the late venous phase and typical vascular pattern for the diagnosis of 34 HCCs detected in 55 patients with 1–2 cm nodules

Arterial hypervascularisationPortal/vein washoutTypical vascular pattern
Sensitivity (%)686566385359264444
Specificity (%)7681629510095100100100
PPV (%)8285729310095100100100
NPV (%)595954495761465254
Accuracy (%)717164657174556566
  • CE-US, contrast-enhanced ultrasound; HCC, hepatocellular carcinoma; LR, likelihood ratio; NPV, negative predictive value; PPV, positive predictive value.