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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Nawal Muazam M.D.[2]

Overview

On CT scan, hemangioma of the liver is characterized by dynamic enhancement pattern related to the size of its vascular space.[1]

CT scan

On CT scan, hemangioma of the liver is characterized by dynamic enhancement pattern related to the size of its vascular space. Typical lesions include:[1]

  • Noncontrast: Hypointense to liver
  • Arterial phase: Discontinuous, nodular, peripheral enhancement
  • Portal venous enhancement: Progressive peripheral enhancement
  • Delayed enhancement: Lesion fills in the contrast

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Differential diagnosis of hepatic hemangioma. Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al. Radiopaedia (2015). http://radiopaedia.org/articles/hepatic-haemangioma-3. Accessed on October 26, 2015
  2. Image courtesy of Dr. Natalie Yang. Radiopaedia (original file here). Creative Commons BY-SA-NC

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