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Table 1 Summary length of time to receive results

From: Heterogeneity in patient diagnostic pathways: an example from contrast-enhanced ultrasound diagnostic scans for focal liver lesions

Modality Lesion benign Lesion malignant
CE-US (SonoVue) -Immediate Varies considerably by hospital:
-Within 24 hours if inpatient, or -Less than 1 week
-Within 1 week, if results sent to GP -Between 2 – 8 weeks
MR/CT   Varies considerably (>than for CE-US)