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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Image-guided microwave ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma (≤5.0 cm): is MR guidance more effective than CT guidance?

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
1 Age range: 18–75 years Age < 18 or > 75 years
2 HCC diagnosed according to EASL standards No pathology or evidence on imaging
3 Child–Pugh grade A or B Child–Pugh grade C
3 BCLC grades are A and B BCLC grades are C
4 ECOG score ≤ 2 ECOG score > 2
4 Liver lesion number ≤ 3 Liver lesion number > 3
5 Single tumor diameter < 5 cm Single tumor diameter ≥ 5
6 Expected survival time > 3 months Expected survival time ≤ 3 months
7 No portal vein thrombus Portal vein thrombus
8 No extrahepatic metastases Extrahepatic metastases
9 PLT > 40 × 109/L or PT ≤25 s PLT ≤ 40 × 109/L or PT > 25 s
  1. European Association for the Study of the Liver, EASL Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, ECOG platelet, PLT prothrombin time, PT; HCC hepatocellular carcinoma