OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study is to show and analyze the CT appearance of pseudolesions of the liver caused by rib compression and to discuss the possible mechanism on the basis of findings of incremental dynamic CT, CT during arterial portography, and CT hepatic arteriography. CONCLUSION. Focal compression of the liver caused by curved ribs can cause transient focal diminishment of portal venous perfusion without significantly altering hepatic arterial perfusion. Such diminishment may be observed as low-density areas on the early phase of incremental dynamic CT.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging