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A 44-year-old member asked:

what does it mean if my pet-ct scan revealed numerous low-attenuation lesions in the liver that are of fluid density consistent with cysts?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Sounds: Like you have simple cysts in the liver which are benign.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
You have liver cysts: Well defined, smooth walled, fluid attenuations in the liver are most likely cysts, and benign. The ct component of the pet/ct scan can measure the density of the low attenuation lesions, and show they are water density. If the pet shows no increased uptake in them (and probably lower or no uptake), assuming they are all at least 1 cm in diameter, that supports benign cysts.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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