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September 30, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Lesion identification taps new strategies Liver's 500 separate functions and dual blood supply lead to unique clinical challenges Paula Gould -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The largest solid organ in the human body and the largest gland, the liver dominates the field of abdominal radiology. Its complex arrangements for blood supply-drawing on not one but two separate sources-only add to the challenge. Radiologists' interest in the liver is also driven by the vast array of problems that it can host. Pick any pathology, and you are likely to find that the liver is somehow involved. This is perhaps not surprising, given that the organ has an estimated 500 separate functions.

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