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Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System: an expert consensus statement.

  • Author(s): Elsayes, Khaled M
  • Kielar, Ania Z
  • Agrons, Michelle M
  • Szklaruk, Janio
  • Tang, An
  • Bashir, Mustafa R
  • Mitchell, Donald G
  • Do, Richard K
  • Fowler, Kathryn J
  • Chernyak, Victoria
  • Sirlin, Claude B
  • et al.
Abstract

The increasing incidence and high morbidity and mortality of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have inspired the creation of the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS). LI-RADS aims to reduce variability in exam interpretation, improve communication, facilitate clinical therapeutic decisions, reduce omission of pertinent information, and facilitate the monitoring of outcomes. LI-RADS is a dynamic process, which is updated frequently. In this article, we describe the LI-RADS 2014 version (v2014), which marks the second update since the initial version in 2011.

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