Computed Tomography of the Liver

  • R. J. Alfidi


Investigations by the author (see Alfidi et al., 1975) and by Philips and Stephens (1975) have shown the capability of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of a variety of abdominal disorders. In the liver, primary and metastatic neoplasms, abscesses, cysts, and certain stages of cirrhosis are demonstrable. This chapter includes a comparison of CT scanning of the liver with nuclear medicine scans and a discussion of the use of contrast agents as well as CT as an adjunct in transhepatic cholangiography, biopsy, and drainage procedures.


Compute Tomography Obstructive Jaundice Lateral Decubitus Position Compute Tomography Study Dilate Bile Duct 
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  1. Alfidi, R. J., Haaga, J. R., Meaney, T. F., Maclntyre, W. J. Gonzalez, L., Tarar, R., Zelch, M. G., Boller, M., Cook, S. A., Jelden, G., “Computed Tomography of the Thorax and Abdomen: A Preliminary Report, ” Radiology 117: 257–264 (1975).Google Scholar
  2. Alfidi, R. J., Maclntyre, W. J., and Haaga, J. H., “The Effects of Biological Motion on CT Resolution,” Am. J. Roentgenol. 127: 11–15 (1976).Google Scholar
  3. Alfidi, R. J. and Lavan-Jeantet, M., “A Tiver-Spleen CT Contrast Agent,” Radiology 121: 491 (1976).Google Scholar

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© United Engineering Trustees 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Alfidi
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  1. 1.Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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