Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary malignant hepatic tumor worldwide and the prognosis remains poor. Tumor capsule formation is a favorable factor for predicting invasiveness and prognosis. We explored the potential value of MR elastography（MRE）and intravoxel incoherent motion（IVIM）for the prediction of tumor capsule formation in patients with hepatitis B virus-related (HBV) HCCs using whole-tumor analysis. Results showed that mean tumor stiffness may be useful for the prediction of capsule formation of HCCs. The utility of the mean value of IVIM metrics may need to be further explored.