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Accurate assessment of the degree of liver fibrosis is important for estimating prognosis and deciding on an appropriate course of treatment for cases of chronic liver disease (CLD) with various etiologies. Because of the inherent limitations of liver biopsy, there is a great need for non-invasive and reliable tests that accurately estimate the degree of(More)
A new spatial localization technique for in vivo high-resolution imaging is presented here. In contrast to other localization techniques that use a series of rf pulses to define a volume of interest, only one rf pulse is utilized in the proposed method for selection of a region to be imaged. Instead of rf pulses for region selection, subencoding gradient(More)
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