Imaging Findings in Liver Malignancies
The liver is an important organ in the era of oncology. Primary hepatic neoplasms have significantly increased during the last decades. The liver also is the most common site of metastasis from primary tumors such as in the colon, breast, lung, pancreas, and stomach. In both cases, the accurate detection of malignant liver disease is crucial to patient management. However, since benign liver lesions are also very common, it is important to use all the available imaging modalities for the characterization of a focal liver lesion. The goal of liver imaging in oncology is detection and characterization of a lesion, staging of a neoplasm, evaluation of treatment response, and assessment of vascular anatomy for surgical planning or chemotherapy.
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