Background: Malignant liver mass, especially hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is the most common primary malignant tumour of the liver representing more than 80% of all primary hepatic malignancies.
Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out in the Department of Radiology. All the clinically suspected patients having hepatic mass at any age with both sexes who were attended in hospital were taken as study population as per inclusion and exclusion criteria. Patients having hepatomegaly due to extra hepatic causes, patients who refused to undergo CT-scan, patients who refuse to do biopsy or whose biopsy result was not available and patients having known hypersensitivity reaction to contrast agent were excluded from this study.
Results: Sensitivity of CT to diagnose malignant lesion was 94.12%, specificity 84.62%, accuracy 90%, positive predictive value 88.89% and negative predictive value 91.67%.
Conclusion: The results of the present study therefore conclude that CT is a useful modality for the diagnosis of malignant liver masses. Since the CT diagnosis correlates with histopathological connection, it is a sensitive modality on the basis of the above findings.
Keywords: Test accuracy, CT-Scan, Malignant, Liver Mass