Liver imaging. A surgeon's perspective

Radiol Clin North Am. 1998 Mar;36(2):445-57. doi: 10.1016/s0033-8389(05)70034-8.


This article reviews the segmental anatomy of the liver, which is the basis of modern hepatic surgery. Liver regeneration and the factors affecting liver volumes and the pathophysiology of the atrophy-hypertrophy complex are discussed. Benign and malignant focal liver lesions are reviewed from a surgeon's perspective. Finally, an imaging strategy is proposed and treatment options outlined.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Hepatectomy*
  • Humans
  • Liver / diagnostic imaging
  • Liver / pathology*
  • Liver Diseases / diagnosis
  • Liver Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Liver Diseases / surgery
  • Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Liver Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Liver Neoplasms / surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography