UC San Diego
Cirrhotic liver: What's that nodule? The LI-RADS approach.
- Author(s): Shah, Amol
- Tang, An
- Santillan, Cynthia
- Sirlin, Claude
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jmri.24937
The Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) is an American College of Radiology (ACR)-endorsed diagnostic system of standardized terminology, interpretation, and reporting for imaging examinations of the liver in patients at high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). LI-RADS assigns a category to observations in the liver indicating the likelihood of benignity or HCC. LI-RADS categories include LR-1: Definitely Benign, LR-2: Probably Benign, LR-3: Intermediate Probability for HCC, LR-4: Probably HCC, LR-5: Definite HCC, LR-5V: Definite HCC with Tumor in Vein, LR-Treated: Treated HCC, LR-M Probable Malignancy, not specific for HCC. This article reviews the types of nodules seen in the cirrhotic liver, examines core LI-RADS concepts and definitions, and utilizes the LI-RADS v2014 algorithm to categorize representative observations depicted at magnetic resonance imaging in a case-based approach.