Liver Masses: What Physicians Need to Know About Ordering and Interpreting Liver Imaging

Arman Sheybani, Ron C. Gaba, R. Peter Lokken, Senta Berggruen, Winnie A. Mar*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: This paper reviews diagnostic imaging techniques used to characterize liver masses and the imaging characteristics of the most common liver masses. Recent Findings: The role of recently adopted ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents will be emphasized. Summary: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is an inexpensive exam which can confirm benignity of certain liver masses without ionizing radiation. Magnetic resonance imaging using hepatocyte-specific gadolinium-based contrast agents can help confirm or narrow the differential diagnosis of liver masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number58
JournalCurrent Gastroenterology Reports
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

Keywords

  • Appropriate exam
  • Contrast
  • CT
  • Focal liver lesion
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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