Common pitfalls when using the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS): lessons learned from a multi-year experience

Roberto Cannella, Kathryn J. Fowler, Amir A. Borhani, Marta I. Minervini, Matthew Heller, Alessandro Furlan*

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Abstract

The goal of the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) is to standardize the interpretation and reporting of liver observations on contrast-enhanced CT and MR imaging of patients at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma. Although LI-RADS represents a significant achievement in standardization of the diagnosis and management of cirrhotic patients, complexity and caveats to the algorithm may challenge correct application in clinical practice. The purpose of this paper is to discuss common pitfalls and potential solutions when applying LI-RADS in practice. Knowledge of the most common pitfalls may improve the diagnostic confidence and performance when using the LI-RADS system for the interpretation of CT and MR imaging of the liver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-53
Number of pages11
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Multidetector computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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