What Is a Hypodense Liver Lesion?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 7, 2020 12:04:48 AM ET

A hypodense liver lesion is an abnormality that is less dense than the surrounding liver tissue as seen in a radiological scan, such as a Computed Tomography scan or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, explains HealthTap. Hypodense liver lesions range from benign cysts to cancerous metastases, according to the Radiology Assistant.

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HealthTap explains that up to 50 percent of adults display liver lesions in scans, with the vast majority of lesions being benign. A radiologist is trained to know when further studies are required to diagnose a liver lesion, so The Oncologist recommends CT scans as the best choice for identifying suspected liver cancers.