How is a "fatty" liver diagnosed from a CT scan? Does "fatty" necessarily mean "enlarged"?

CT Scan. Studies show CT Scan will show differential densities to air, fluid, and body tissues such as fat, muscle, vascular tissue, etc. The radiologist will interpret your scan based on the anatomy of your liver and any fatty infiltration that may or may not have taken place. Fatty liver appears non spherical with no mass effect an echogenicity similar to water but can be confused with metastatic disease.

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CT Scan found a "spot" on "fatty liver", what exactly does the term "non benign" mean?

Not good. Please consult this site for an explanation of the term, "Benign". Opposite of benign is malignant. Read more...