UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2021-11-18

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Digestive System Diseases | Emergency Medicine | Radiology

Abstract

Ultrasonography is often the initial modality used to evaluate patients found to have abnormal liver function tests (LFTs) in the emergency department. While an assessment for biliary ductal dilatation and obstruction remains one of the main questions to answer, radiologists should also be aware of the ultrasonographic appearance of other conditions that can cause abnormal LFTs. This may be crucial for the management and disposition of patients in the emergency department. This article reviews the ultrasonographic features of diseases that may cause abnormal LFTs.

Keywords

Diagnostic imaging, Emergency, Liver function tests, Radiology, Ultrasonography

Rights and Permissions

Copyright © 2022 Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (KSUM). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

DOI of Published Version

10.14366/usg.21152

Source

Vardar BU, Dupuis CS, Goldstein AJ, Vardar Z, Kim YH. Ultrasonographic evaluation of patients with abnormal liver function tests in the emergency department. Ultrasonography. 2022 Apr;41(2):243-262. doi: 10.14366/usg.21152. Epub 2021 Nov 18. PMID: 35026887; PMCID: PMC8942730. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Ultrasonography (Seoul, Korea)

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Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

35026887

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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