Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Liver Lesion (Incidental)

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging of adult patients with a focal liver lesion discovered incidentally on imaging for unrelated indications, who have no history of malignancy or risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Date reviewed: February 2015

Date of next review: February 2017

Published: July 2015

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SYMBOL RRL EFFECTIVE DOSE RANGE
No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High >10 mSv

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