Accuracy of computed tomography of the liver and biliary tract

Academic Article


  • Computed tomography (CT) is a highly accurate method of detecting and clarifying the nature of space-occupying lesions within the liver. Obstructive (surgical) jaundice can be differentiated from nonobstructive (medical) jaundice very accurately using CT scanning; when obstruction is present, its level and cause can often be diagnosed. CT is not a sensitive method of detecting hepatocellular disease. Sources of error in CT scan interpretation are analyzed.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Radiology  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Levitt RG; Sagel SS; Stanley RJ; Jost RG
  • Start Page

  • 123
  • End Page

  • 128
  • Volume

  • 124
  • Issue

  • 1