Controlled Attenuation Parameter as a Noninvasive Method to Detect and Quantify Hepatic Steatosis in Chronic Liver Disease: What Is the Clinical Relevance?

@article{Machado2017ControlledAP,
  title={Controlled Attenuation Parameter as a Noninvasive Method to Detect and Quantify Hepatic Steatosis in Chronic Liver Disease: What Is the Clinical Relevance?},
  author={Mariana Verdelho Machado},
  journal={GE Portuguese journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2017},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={157-160}
}
The gold standard for the diagnosis and quantification of hepatic steatosis has been liver biopsy. However, liver biopsy has accuracy issues due to the nonhomogeneous distribution of liver steatosis throughout the liver that imposes important sample errors. In addition, it is an invasive procedure, with an unneglectable risk of complications [5] . As such, the search for noninvasive methods to diagnose and quantify liver steatosis has been a matter of intense research in the last decade… CONTINUE READING