MRI for hepatocellular carcinoma: a primer for magnetic resonance imaging interpretation

Tina Sanghvi, James Boyum, Ben Spilseth, Robben Schat, Heather Estby, Andrew Taylor

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Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma is among the most prevalent solid organ cancers, and, unlike many cancers, may be diagnosed non-invasively by imaging criteria [1] with the preferred modality recently shifting from multiphasic computed tomography (MDCT) to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The purpose of this article is to help facilitate radiologists and radiology trainees in the transition to MRI by providing a step-wise approach to exam interpretation to improve the MRI detection of HCC. A methodical, consistent approach to navigating a HCC screening MRI exam, in conjunction with the LI-RADS framework for characterization, should lead to improved HCC detection and diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1143-1151
Number of pages9
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2018

Keywords

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver imaging
  • MRI protocol
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

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