Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy accurately estimate the severity of steatosis provided the stage of fibrosis is considered.

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Currently the diagnosis and severity of hepatic steatosis can be established accurately only by liver biopsy. Previous small studies found that steatosis measured by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and imaging (MRI) correlated with histological assessment of liver triglyceride content. However, the accuracy of MRS/MRI for grading the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhep.2009.04.012

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@article{McPherson2009MagneticRI, title={Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy accurately estimate the severity of steatosis provided the stage of fibrosis is considered.}, author={Stuart McPherson and Julie R. Jonsson and Gary J. Cowin and Peter O'rourke and Andrew D Clouston and Andrew Volp and Leigh U Horsfall and Dinesh Jothimani and Jonathan W Fawcett and Graham J. Galloway and Mark Benson and Elizabeth E Powell}, journal={Journal of hepatology}, year={2009}, volume={51 2}, pages={389-97} }