Diagnosis of fatty infiltration of the liver on contrast enhanced CT: limitations of liver-minus-spleen attenuation difference measurements

@article{Johnston1998DiagnosisOF,
  title={Diagnosis of fatty infiltration of the liver on contrast enhanced CT: limitations of liver-minus-spleen attenuation difference measurements},
  author={Robert J. Johnston and Elizabeth R Stamm and Jesse M. Lewin and R. Edward Hendrick and Paul G. Archer},
  journal={Abdominal Imaging},
  year={1998},
  volume={23},
  pages={409-415}
}
Background: We investigated whether liver-minus-spleen (L-S) attenuation differences can accurately diagnose fatty infiltration of the liver on contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT). Methods: A group of 78 patients administered a fast injection (90-s duration) of 150 mL 60% ionic contrast was compared with 81 patients given a slow injection (152.5 s). The presence or absence of fatty infiltration of the liver was diagnosed by noncontrast CT. Results: The L-S attenuation differences varied… CONTINUE READING

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