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Liver Metastases from Colon Cancer

  • Robert MatthewsEmail author
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Abstract

Of all malignant lesions occurring in the liver, metastases are far more frequent than primary liver malignancy. PET/MR imaging leads to a high degree of sensitivity and accuracy in detecting liver metastases and offers better lesion delineation compared with other modalities. The inclusion of diffusion-weighted imaging demonstrating restricted diffusion leads to even higher accuracy in metastatic detection.

Keywords

Liver metastases Colon cancer Diffusion-weighted imaging FDG PET/MR 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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