What is the role of abdominal ultrasonography in the evaluation of cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Hepatic vein patency is checked most readily by performing abdominal ultrasonography, with Doppler examination of the hepatic vessels. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning with intravenous (IV) contrast, abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and visceral angiography also may provide information regarding the patency of hepatic vessels.

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