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Imaging Findings in Non-Cirrhotic Liver

  • Daniele Marin
  • Giuseppe Brancatelli
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

With the widespread use of cross-sectional imaging examinations, physicians from a wide array of specialties are becoming involved with questions regarding the management of patients with focal liver lesions. To formulate a practical approach to these patients, several factors must be incorporated into a clinical decision-making algorithm, including the clinical setting (e.g., known comorbidities, underlying cirrhosis or a known primary neoplasm), the presence of clinical signs and symptoms, the results of laboratory tests, and the critical information provided by imaging studies. In this chapter, we will briefly review important technical factors for optimization of CT protocols for the evaluation of focal liver lesions in non-cirrhotic liver. We will emphasize key features and common pitfalls of most common liver lesions in the setting of non-cirrhotic liver and provide examples about benign and malignant tumors in non-cirrhotic liver.

Keywords

Focal Nodular Hyperplasia Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy Central Scar Surrounding Liver Delay Phase Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly
  3. 3.Radiology UnitLa Maddalena HospitalPalermoItaly

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