Unenhanced CT for assessment of macrovesicular hepatic steatosis in living liver donors: comparison of visual grading with liver attenuation index.

@article{Lee2007UnenhancedCF,
  title={Unenhanced CT for assessment of macrovesicular hepatic steatosis in living liver donors: comparison of visual grading with liver attenuation index.},
  author={Sang Won Lee and Seong Ho Park and K W Kim and Eugene K. Choi and Yong Moon Shin and Pyo Nyun Kim and Kyoung Ho Lee and Eun Sil Yu and Shin Won Hwang and Sung-Gyu Lee},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={244 2},
  pages={479-85}
}
PURPOSE To retrospectively compare the accuracy of visual grading and the liver attenuation index in the computed tomographic (CT) diagnosis of 30% or higher macrovesicular steatosis in living hepatic donors, by using histologic analysis as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained with waiver of informed consent. Of 703 consecutive hepatic donor candidates, 24 patients (22 men and two women; mean age +/- standard deviation, 36.3 years… CONTINUE READING