Liver lesions are common findings in radiologists’ daily routine. They are a complex category of pathology that range from solitary benign lesions to primary liver cancer and liver metastases. Benign focal liver lesions can arise from different liver cell types: Epithelial (hepatocytes and biliary cells) and nonepithelial (mesenchymal cells). Liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a fundamental radiological method in these patients as it allows with its multiparametric approach optimal non-invasive tissue characterization. Furthermore, advanced liver MRI techniques such as diffusion-weighted imaging and hepatobiliary contrast agents have improved the detection of focal liver lesions and can be highly effective in differentiating pseudotumor from tumors, as well as benign from malignant lesions, and can also be used for differential diagnosis. Although histological examination can be useful in making a definitive diagnosis, MRI is an important modality in the diagnosis of liver lesions with a significant impact on patient care. This aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of benign liver lesions on MRI.

Gatti, M., Maino, C., Tore, D., Carisio, A., Darvizeh, F., Tricarico, E., et al. (2022). Benign focal liver lesions: The role of magnetic resonance imaging. WORLD JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 14(5), 923-943 [10.4254/wjh.v14.i5.923].

Benign focal liver lesions: The role of magnetic resonance imaging

Ippolito D.;
2022

Abstract

Liver lesions are common findings in radiologists’ daily routine. They are a complex category of pathology that range from solitary benign lesions to primary liver cancer and liver metastases. Benign focal liver lesions can arise from different liver cell types: Epithelial (hepatocytes and biliary cells) and nonepithelial (mesenchymal cells). Liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a fundamental radiological method in these patients as it allows with its multiparametric approach optimal non-invasive tissue characterization. Furthermore, advanced liver MRI techniques such as diffusion-weighted imaging and hepatobiliary contrast agents have improved the detection of focal liver lesions and can be highly effective in differentiating pseudotumor from tumors, as well as benign from malignant lesions, and can also be used for differential diagnosis. Although histological examination can be useful in making a definitive diagnosis, MRI is an important modality in the diagnosis of liver lesions with a significant impact on patient care. This aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of benign liver lesions on MRI.
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Biliary tract; Hepatocytes; Liver neoplasms; Magnetic resonance imaging;
English
27-mag-2022
2022
14
5
923
943
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Gatti, M., Maino, C., Tore, D., Carisio, A., Darvizeh, F., Tricarico, E., et al. (2022). Benign focal liver lesions: The role of magnetic resonance imaging. WORLD JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 14(5), 923-943 [10.4254/wjh.v14.i5.923].
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