Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Modality-based (US, CT, MRI, PET-CT) Imaging - Review

Benign focal liver lesions masquerading as primary liver cancers on magnetic resonance imaging


Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Novena, Singapore


Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 1: -
Read: 436 Published: 08 October 2019

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) are the most common primary liver malignancies.  HCC and ICC have characteristic imaging findings, but a number of benign entities can appear similar and can cause diagnostic dilemma. Ideally, accurate and timely diagnosis of these conditions can help the patient to avoid a needle biopsy or even unnecessary treatment. In this article, we present various benign liver lesions that display imaging characteristics that are similar to HCC and ICC on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and discuss salient features that may assist in accurate diagnosis.

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