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...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

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.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!