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Abdom Imaging. 2013 Apr;38(2):297-308. doi: 10.1007/s00261-012-9940-0.

Detection and characterization of focal hepatic lesions with diffusion-weighted MR imaging: a pictorial review.

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Department of Radiology, Gifu University Hospital, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, 501-1194, Japan. masa-gif@umin.net

Abstract

The purpose of this pictorial review is to discuss the usefulness and limitations of diffusion-weighted (DW) MR imaging of the liver, demonstrating DW images of a variety of focal hepatic diseases. We include hepatocellular carcinoma, borderline-lesions in cirrhosis, metastasis, cavernous hemangioma, cyst, focal nodular hyperplasia, hepatic adenoma, abscess, and hematoma. DW imaging is an important supplementary sequence of routine MR imaging protocols of the liver. Radiologists need to understand its usefulness and limitations in the detection and characterization of benign and malignant focal hepatic diseases.

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22842549
DOI:
10.1007/s00261-012-9940-0
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