Preoperative Radiographic Assessment of Hepatic Steatosis with Histologic Correlation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fatty Liver
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • The presence of a fatty-appearing liver on NCCT scans indicates clinically significant steatosis, but steatosis cannot be excluded based on a normal NCCT scan, particularly in obese patients. Conversely, normal MRI helps to exclude hepatic steatosis, but abnormal MRI is not a reliable indicator of fatty change. CCT is not an effective means of identifying steatosis. We conclude that, when used alone, conventional cross-sectional imaging does not consistently permit accurate identification of hepatic steatosis.

publication date

  • March 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2007.08.020

PubMed ID

  • 18308219

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 480

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 206

number

  • 3