The value of liver and spleen ADC measurements in the diagnosis and follow up of hepatic fibrosis in chronic liver disease


Tokgoz O., ÜNAL İ., Turgut G. G. , Yildiz S.

ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, vol.69, no.6, pp.426-432, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/2295333714y.0000000062
  • Journal Name: ACTA CLINICA BELGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.426-432
  • Keywords: Apparent diffusion coefficients, Disease, Fibrosis, Liver, Spleen, DIFFUSION-WEIGHTED MRI, TRANSIENT ELASTOGRAPHY, RETROPHARYNGEAL SPACE, CLINICAL-APPLICATIONS, CIRRHOSIS, BIOPSY, QUANTIFICATION
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aims: To evaluate the value of spleen and liver apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) in chronic liver disease patients, with and without hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and to investigate the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the diagnosis and follow-up of hepatic fibrosis.