Rapid MRI using a modified Dixon technique: A non-invasive and effective method for detection and monitoring of fatty metamorphosis of the liver

M. H. Fishbein*, W. Ross Stevens

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Abstract

Fatty liver and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis are frequently associated with obesity. Weight loss is the mainstay of therapy for these conditions. In this case report, we used a modification of the Dixon method to demonstrate normalization of hepatic fat content in an obese individual with fatty liver following weight reduction. This technique involves fast gradient echo instead of spin echo, which has been utilized previously, as the former provides an accurate and more rapid means of assessing hepatic fat content. This technique is recommended for the assessment of hepatic steatosis in at-risk subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)806-809
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric radiology
Volume31
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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