Focal hepatic steatosis


Focal hepatic steatosis is often recognized by:

  • Location:  peri-ligamentous, peri-portal
  • Distribution of lesions
  • Presence of non-distorted, traversing blood vessels

Despite this, patchy focal fat deposition and relative fatty sparing may be mistaken for a focal neoplasm (particular at US and CT) and thus MR in-phase and opposed-phase imaging allows reliable differentiation