Magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure hepatic triglyceride content: prevalence of hepatic steatosis in the general population.

@article{Szczepaniak2005MagneticRS,
  title={Magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure hepatic triglyceride content: prevalence of hepatic steatosis in the general population.},
  author={Lidia S. Szczepaniak and Pamela Nurenberg and David Leonard and Jeffrey D. Browning and Jason S. Reingold and Scott M. Grundy and Helen H. Hobbs and Robert L. Dobbins},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2005},
  volume={288 2},
  pages={
          E462-8
        }
}
Despite the increasing prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the criteria used to diagnose the disorder remain poorly defined. Localized proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) accurately measures hepatic triglyceride content (HTGC) but has been used only in small research studies. Here, MRS was used to analyze the distribution of HTGC in 2,349 participants from the Dallas Heart Study (DHS). The reproducibility of the procedure was validated by showing that duplicate HTGC… 

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