Imaging Features of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children and Adolescents
AbstractNon-invasive diagnosis and quantification of liver steatosis is important to overcome limits of liver biopsy, in order to follow up patients during their therapy and to establish a reference standard that can be used in clinical trials and longitudinal studies. Imaging offers several methods in this setting: ultrasound, which is the cheapest technique and easy to perform; magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), which reflects the real content of triglycerides in a specific volume; and proton density fat fraction (PDFF) magnetic resonance, which is a simple method that reflects the distribution of the fat in the whole liver. Other techniques include ultrasound elastography (EUS) and magnetic resonance elastrography (MRE), which can evaluate the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) into non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH) and cirrhosis, by quantifying liver fibrosis. View Full-Text
Scifeed alert for new publicationsNever miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
- Get alerts for new papers matching your research
- Find out the new papers from selected authors
- Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
- Define your Scifeed now
Di Martino, M.; Koryukova, K.; Bezzi, M.; Catalano, C. Imaging Features of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children and Adolescents. Children 2017, 4, 73.
Di Martino M, Koryukova K, Bezzi M, Catalano C. Imaging Features of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children and Adolescents. Children. 2017; 4(8):73.Chicago/Turabian Style
Di Martino, Michele; Koryukova, Kameliya; Bezzi, Mario; Catalano, Carlo. 2017. "Imaging Features of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children and Adolescents." Children 4, no. 8: 73.