Spectrum of Multidetector Computed Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Intrahepatic Vascular Shunts: Classification, Characterization, and Management

Abhijit Sunnapwar, Rashmi Katre, Srinivasa R. Prasad, Kedar Chintapalli, Shaile Philips

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Abstract

With the increasing use of multidetector computed tomography and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in evaluation of liver pathologies, a variety of vascular shunts are detected in the liver. These shunts can be related to tumors or they can be nonneoplastic. Identification of these shunts can help in diagnosing an underlying condition. We classify and describe a wide spectrum of intrahepatic vascular shunts with their key imaging features. After reviewing this article, the reader should have improved ability to detect and characterize intrahepatic vascular shunts, which will help in diagnosing an underlying condition and facilitate optimal patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-197
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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