Pradeep M. Gupte

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INTRODUCTION Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is common cause of chronic liver disease strongly associated with insulin resistance leading to fibrosis. No factors that determine increasing fibrosis have been well recognized. Liver biopsy is considered as gold standard for diagnosis and prognosis of this disease. AIM To identify independent predictive(More)
A new (17)O-labeled blood contrast agent was injected intravenously in control dogs. Electrocardiogram (ECG)-triggered myocardial T(1)rho imaging was performed to obtain spin-locking T(1)rho-weighted myocardial signals for the detection of resultant metabolite H(2) (17)O water in the heart. Bolus and slow injection methods of various doses of the(More)
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