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Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System: an expert consensus statement

Authors Elsayes KM, Kielar AZ, Agrons MM, Szklaruk J, Tang A, Bashir MR, Mitchell DG, Do RK, Fowler KJ, Chernyak V, Sirlin CB

Received 29 November 2016

Accepted for publication 21 January 2017

Published 17 February 2017 Volume 2017:4 Pages 29—39


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Stephen Beebe

Khaled M Elsayes,1 Ania Z Kielar,2 Michelle M Agrons,3 Janio Szklaruk,1 An Tang,4 Mustafa R Bashir,5 Donald G Mitchell,6 Richard K Do,7 Kathryn J Fowler,8 Victoria Chernyak,9 Claude B Sirlin10

1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA; 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; 3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; 4Department of Radiology, Radio-Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada; 5Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 6Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 7Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 8Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, 9Department of Radiology Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, NY, 10Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

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.

Keywords: hepatocellular carcinoma, imaging, reporting, cirrhosis, hyperenhancement washout

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