Abdominal Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

@article{Mishra2007AbdominalUF,
  title={Abdominal Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)},
  author={Poonam Mishra and Zobair M Younossi},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={102},
  pages={2716-2717}
}
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease. The progressive subtype of NAFLD or nonalcoholic steatohepatitits (NASH), may progress to cirrhosis and its complications. Unfortunately, accurate noninvasive modalities for diagnosing NASH and monitoring its progression are unavailable, necessitating a liver biopsy. Abdominal ultrasound (US) is widely used for screening asymptomatic patients with an incidental elevation of liver enzymes. However… CONTINUE READING