Imaging is kind of a secondary tool in the diagnostic process, a good doctor will usually know what's up without them. Morphology/texture changes can be detected with all three, US being the cheapest thus preferred. But cirrhosis is a blood flow disruption type of disease, so CT an MRI imaging coupled with contrast enhancement to track perfusion changes can lend additional information. Also, any cancerous issues, caused by the cirrhosis, can be detected easily by US but will usually need CT or MRI to further characterize which pathology is likely to be involved.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.