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World J Radiol. Apr 28, 2014; 6(4): 62-71
Published online Apr 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i4.62
Liver volumetry: Is imaging reliable? Personal experience and review of the literature
Mirko D’Onofrio, Riccardo De Robertis, Emanuele Demozzi, Stefano Crosara, Stefano Canestrini, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
Mirko D’Onofrio, Riccardo De Robertis, Emanuele Demozzi, Stefano Crosara, Stefano Canestrini, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli, Department of Radiology, G.B. Rossi Hospital, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
Author contributions: All authors equally contributed to this paper. D’Onofrio M and Pozzi Mucelli R designed the research and gave their final approval for submission; Demozzi E, Crosara S and Canestrini S performed the research and revised the paper; De Robertis R performed the research, wrote and revised the paper.
Correspondence to: Riccardo De Robertis, MD, Department of Radiology, G.B. Rossi Hospital, University of Verona, Piazzale L.A. Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy. riccardo.derobertis@hotmail.it
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Received: October 9, 2013
Revised: January 11, 2014
Accepted: March 13, 2014
Published online: April 28, 2014
Core Tip

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.