Published online Apr 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i4.62
Revised: January 11, 2014
Accepted: March 13, 2014
Published online: April 28, 2014
Core tip: Imaging plays a fundamental role in the pre-operative volumetric evaluation of patients undergoing liver resection or transplantation. It seems that computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are reliable and substantially equivalent for this evaluation. Automatic or semi-automatic methods are efficient and less time-consuming than manual tracing methods. Further studies are needed to definitely evaluate the accuracy of commercially available software for liver volumetry.