A 35-year-old male asked:
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can scarring or cirrosis of liver be diagnosed by ultrasound and mri?i m scared of ct because of radiation.

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Cirrhosis: This condition can only be suggested by imaging studies, including ct. The only definitive way is by liver biopsy. If, however, there is cirrhosis the secondary effects of that will suggest its presence. You do not need imaging for that except out of curiosity. If you have history of liver damaging conditions and secondary changes, the odds are overwhelming and not sure ct will help anything.
Answered on Jul 10, 2013
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Dr. Archibald Miller
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Liver damage: The MRI is commonly used for soft tissue, so it can be used. Ultrasound can detect gross abnormalities also.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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