Perfusion CT imaging of the liver: review of clinical applications

OĞUL H. , Kantarci M., GENC B., PIRIMOGLU B. , Cullu N., KIZRAK Y., ...More

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, vol.20, no.5, pp.379-389, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/dir.2014.13396
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-389


Perfusion computed tomography (CT) has a great potential for determining hepatic and portal blood flow; it offers the advantages of quantitative determination of lesion hemodynamics, distinguishing malignant and benign processes, as well as providing morphological data. Many studies have reported the use of this method in the assessment of hepatic tumors, hepatic fibrosis associated with chronic liver disease, treatment response following radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and hepatic perfusion changes after radiological or surgical interventions. The main goal of liver perfusion imaging is to improve the accuracy in the characterization of liver disorders. In this study, we reviewed the clinical application of perfusion CT in various hepatic diseases.