LI-RADS technical requirements for CT, MRI, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound

Avinash R. Kambadakone, Alice Fung, Rajan T. Gupta, Thomas A. Hope, Kathryn J. Fowler, Andrej Lyshchik, Karthik Ganesan, Vahid Yaghmai, Alexander R. Guimaraes, Dushyant V. Sahani, Frank H. Miller

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Abstract

Accurate detection and characterization of liver observations to enable HCC diagnosis and staging using LI-RADS requires a technically adequate imaging exam. To help achieve this objective, LI-RADS has proposed technical requirements for CT, MR, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound of liver. This article reviews the technical requirements for liver imaging, including the description of minimum acceptable technical standards, such as the scanner hardware requirements, recommended dynamic imaging phases, and common technical challenges of liver imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-74
Number of pages19
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • CEUS
  • CT
  • HCC
  • LI-RADS
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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