A Standardized Approach for MRI-PDFF is Necessary in the Assessment of Diagnostic Performances of the Ultrasound Based Hepatic Fat Quantification Tools

Sendur A. B., ŞENDUR H. N.

JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, vol.41, no.12, pp.3159-3161, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jum.16102
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Compendex, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.3159-3161
  • Keywords: diagnostic performance, hepatic fat quantification, MRI-PDFF, ultrasound, LIVER-DISEASE, STEATOSIS, FRACTION, BIOPSY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The recently developed ultrasound-based hepatic fat quantification tools have the potential to be implemented in daily practice with wide acceptance due to inherited advantages of ultrasound technology. Researchers intensively focused on this topic and the accumulated evidences that support clinical usefulness of these tools. However, differences in the researcher-dependent factors of the utilized MRI-PDFF technique, the recommended reference standard, may hinder the better understanding of the diagnostic performances of these tools. Therefore, a standardized approach for MRI-PDFF technique, which is established with international consensus may be considered as important.