Assessment of the Hepatic Vessels with MDCT

  • Rocio Perez-Johnston
  • Dipti K. Lenhart
  • Daniella F. Pinho
  • Dushyant V. Sahani
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) is an established, noninvasive and effective imaging method to evaluate the liver primarily for neoplasm staging and presurgical planning. However, its role has also extended into variety of other clinical indications. Technological advances in MDCT scanners and post processing now offer new opportunities with CTA but the challenges of protocol optimization should be confronted. In this article, we will focus on the technical details with MDCTA protocols for the liver and discuss the common pathologic conditions where CTA is now considered integral to patient management.


Portal Vein Hepatic Artery Inferior Vena Cava Hepatic Vein Arterial Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rocio Perez-Johnston
    • 1
  • Dipti K. Lenhart
    • 1
  • Daniella F. Pinho
    • 1
  • Dushyant V. Sahani
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Radiology, Harvard Medical SchoolMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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