LI-RADS® algorithm: CT and MRI

Victoria Chernyak, Cynthia S. Santillan, Demetri Papadatos, Claude B. Sirlin

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The Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS®) is an imaging-based diagnostic system applicable in patients at high risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In LI-RADS, each liver observation is assigned a category that reflects probability of benignity, HCC, or other malignancy. Familiarity with the LI-RADS diagnostic algorithm is necessary to appropriately implement LI-RADS in clinical practice. This review discusses steps necessary for application of the LI-RADS algorithm and provides examples illustrating each step.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalAbdominal Radiology
StateAccepted/In press - Jul 10 2017


  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Imaging categories
  • Review article

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Chernyak, V., Santillan, C. S., Papadatos, D., & Sirlin, C. B. (Accepted/In press). LI-RADS® algorithm: CT and MRI. Abdominal Radiology, 1-16.