The liver, although the largest visceral abdominal organ, has always been one of the most difficult to evaluate utilizing clinical palpation owing to its location beneath the rib cage. Radiographic evaluation of the liver prior to the era of newer imaging modalities had always utilized changes produced by the enlarged liver on the neighboring visceral organs such as the colon or right kidney. Diagnosis of hepatic disorders usually resulted in resorting to more invasive modalities such as angiography, transhepatic cholangiography, and liver biopsies. Fortunately, with the newer imaging modalities, the liver can now be directly visualized and evaluated, resulting more often in tissue-specific diagnoses without having to resort to more invasive procedures.
KeywordsBile Duct Gall Bladder Acute Cholecystitis Biliary Atresia Choledochal Cyst
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