Testing & Diagnosis for Liver Injuries in Children

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There are many tests that may be done to confirm a liver injury, the most common is a computerized tomogram, or CT scan, of the abdomen. This is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images both horizontally and vertically of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body. It not only shows whether or not the liver is injured, but may say how badly it's injured and if any other internal injuries are present.

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