Hepatic infarction: MRI appearance
Marcus S. Fields, MD
Robert K. Desai, MDAddress reprint requests to R.K.D., Department of Radiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, One Clinic Center, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195.
Because the liver is supplied with portal venous as well as hepatic arterial blood, hepatic infarction is a rare occurrence. Prior to the use of computed tomography (CT), ante mortem diagnosis of this entity was unusual. The CT findings in liver infarction have been described. However, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance has not been well characterized or illustrated. We present the CT and MRI findings of a biopsy-proven case of hepatic infarction.