Liver Masses: A Clinical, Radiologic, and Pathologic Perspective

Sudhakar K. Venkatesh; Vishal Chandan; Lewis R. Roberts


Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014;12(9):1414-1429. 

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Radiologic Imaging Studies are Critical for Accurate Characterization of Liver Mass Lesions

The radiologic features of liver masses as assessed by liver ultrasonography or by cross-sectional imaging using computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are extremely helpful in diagnosis. Specialized imaging studies such as octreotide scans, used in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors, and positron emission tomography scans, used for detection of metastatic disease or cholangiocarcinoma, are also valuable adjuncts for clinical diagnosis and management.