This means that the scan picked up small areas of your liver that are different than the rest of the liver which puts up a "red flag" to the doctors. They know they are not simple cysts,therefore they must do further investigations to determine why these areas show up as denser than the surrounding tissue.
Blood tests and possible biopsy (removing a small piece of the dense area) would be ordered. A liver biopsy is done outpatient and takes only a few minutes. Not to worry too much as fatty infiltration or hemangiomas can cause these findings, neither of which are unusual.
And from Askthedoctor: "A hypodense lesion does not enhance on injection of intravenous contrast and may represent a benign lesion, haemangioma, simple hepatic cyst, abscess, lipoma, or a malignant lesion. To reach a diagnosis in your case, it is necessary to discuss the findings of this scan with your physician, and in the context of clinical symptoms, physical examination and liver function tests."
I am 34 year old student who has five daughter and have been having health issue. I went to the dr and he ordered a ct scan for me and they found a 0.3 hypodensity in my liver series 3 image 34 along with a0.8 cm diverticulum arising from the gallbladder in series 3 image 23 and I asked what does it mean and the Dr had no good explanation. So I am getting worries that it's serious .
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
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.