CT of the liver
Focal changes: Scroll through the entire parenchyma, preferably in segments, such as right third, middle third and left third, in order to have greater focus on small details.
- Hypoattenuating lesions
- If less than 10 mm in diameter they are generally difficult to characterize adequately. Even in a patient with known malignancy, and with multiple lesions of this size, their presence does not increase the risk of developing liver metastasis, and should practically be regarded as benign.
- Large simple cysts (>4 cm) may be followed up ensure stability.
- For a full list of contributors, see article Radlines:Authorship for details. . Creators of images are attributed at the image description pages, seen by clicking on the images. See
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