Assessment of Inflammation and Fibrosis in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by Imaging-Based Techniques

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 03/23/2012

In this review, conventional and newer imaging–based techniques for the assessment of inflammation and fibrosis in non–alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) are discussed in terms of diagnostic accuracy, radio–pathological correlations and practical considerations. In particular, recent clinical studies of ultrasound–based and magnetic resonance elastography techniques are evaluated, while the potential of contrast–enhanced ultrasound and magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques is discussed.

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