Imaging of Focal Lesions of the Liver: Ultrasonography, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • M. Lüning
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Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)


There are the three main goals in the diagnosis of focal liver lesions: detection, evaluation of localization and extension and characterization. The rapid development of the three cross-sectional imaging procedures in recent years has significantly influenced the reliability of diagnostic accuracy concerning all these aspects. Unfortunately, a defintive diagnostic decision frequently cannot be made by only one of the methods; a combined application is needed in most cases.


Focal Nodular Hyperplasia Focal Liver Lesion Central Scar Adenomatous Hyperplasia Macroregenerative Nodule 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Lüning
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  1. 1.Am Oskar-Ziethen-KrankenhausBerlinGermany

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