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Clin Imaging. 2018 Jan - Feb;47:18-24. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2017.08.004. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

The qualitative and quantitative image analysis of MR imaging in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure.

Author information

1
Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: garamond@hanmail.net.
2
Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
3
Division of Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
4
Biostatics and Clinical Epidemiology Center, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the distinctive features of ACLF and chronic liver disease (CLD) on MR images using quantitative and qualitative analyses.

METHODS:

Twelve patients with ACLF and 36 patients with CLD who had undergone MR images were included. MR imaging findings from both groups were assessed.

RESULTS:

Gallbladder edema, esophageal varix, and ascites were significantly more prevalent in the ACLF group (all P-values <0.05). The liver to muscle SI ratio on T2-WI was significantly higher in the ACLF group (P=0.002).

CONCLUSION:

MR imaging findings could be helpful in differentiating between patients with ACLF and those with CLD.

KEYWORDS:

Acute-on-chronic liver failure; Chronic liver disease; Liver; Magnetic resonance imaging; Signal intensity ratio

PMID:
28818763
DOI:
10.1016/j.clinimag.2017.08.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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