Radiological methods in diagnostics of focal liver lesions.

Schekoturov I.O., Bakhtiozin R.F., Serova N.S., Shantarevich M.Y.

Рurpose.A special place among liver diseases is occupied by various tumors and tumor-like lesions. In recent years in clinical practice the possibilities of correct diagnosis have increased signifi-cantly as a result of the introduction of advanced diagnostic equipment and wide usage of various contrast agents at studies of the abdominal cavity using the ultrasound method (US), multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition, the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant lesions has been simplified even when the size of the lesions is less than 1 cm. This scientific review describes the capabilities of the "routine" method of the liver di-agnostics – US, as well as the latest techniques that are being introduced into the modern practice such as: US with intravenous contrast enhancement, US elastography and perfu-sion CT and MRI. The advantages of each method are presented as well as the limitations of their use in clinical practice.

I.M. Sechenov First Мoscow State Medical University (Sechenov Uni-versity). Moscow, Russia.



Keywords:MSCT, MRI, ultrasound, focal liver lesions, CT perfusion, contrast agent.


Corresponding author:Schekoturov I.O., e-mail: Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript

For citation: Schekoturov I.O., Bakhtiozin R.F., Serova N.S., Shantarevich M.Y. Radiological methods in diag-nostics of focal liver lesions. REJR 2018; 8(4):194-207. DOI:10.21569/2222-7415-2018-8-4-194-207.

Received: 01.10.18 Accepted: 28.10.18