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How are imaging tests used to detect hepatocellular carcinoma?

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Your doctor may ask you to get an ultrasound, a CT scan, or an MRI to look for tumors in your liver. An ultrasound creates images of your liver with sound waves. A CT scan is a powerful X-ray that makes detailed pictures inside your body. An MRI uses strong magnets and radio waves to make an image of your liver.

From: Hepatocellular Carcinoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What Is Liver Cancer?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Liver Cancer."

Merck Manuals Home Edition: Primary Liver Tumors."

University of California, San Francisco: "Hepatocellular Carcinoma."

Cancer Research UK: "Risks and causes of liver cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 3, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What Is Liver Cancer?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Liver Cancer."

Merck Manuals Home Edition: Primary Liver Tumors."

University of California, San Francisco: "Hepatocellular Carcinoma."

Cancer Research UK: "Risks and causes of liver cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 3, 2019

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