Screening and Surveillance of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Introduction to Ultrasound Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System

David T. Fetzer, Shuchi K. Rodgers, Alison C. Harris, Yuko Kono, Ashish P. Wasnik, Aya Kamaya, Claude Sirlin

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Given the high prevalence, increasing incidence, and significant morbidity and mortality related to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a robust and cost-effective screening and surveillance program is needed. Most societies recommend ultrasound for HCC screening, despite lack of standardization in imaging acquisition, reporting content and language, and follow-up recommendations. The American College of Radiology Ultrasound Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (US LI-RADS) fills this unmet need by providing standardization in the use of US in at-risk patients. It is anticipated that US LI-RADS will improve the performance of ultrasound for HCC screening and surveillance and unify management recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1197-1209
Number of pages13
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2017



  • HCC
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Reporting
  • Screening
  • Surveillance
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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