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Abstract #4789

Differentiation of Liver Abscess and Liver Metastatic Tumor: Diffusion Weighted Images Texture Analysis

Nan Wang1, Ye Li1, Qingwei Song1, Xin Li2, Yan Guo3, Lizhi Xie3, Tingfan Wu2, and Ailian Liu1
1The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China, 2Translational Medicine Team, GE Healthcare, Shanghai, China, 3GE Healthcare, Beijing, China

Liver abscess is a serious abdominal infection that may be caused by bacteria, fungi, or parasites. The typical imaging findings of liver abscess on multiphase contrast-enhanced CT are well known, such as the “double target sign” in liver abscess, multilocular appearance, small bubbles or gas-liquid plane in the cavity. liver metastasis that develop central necrosis or cyst may mimic the appearance of liver abscess.

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