Imaging patterns of fatty liver in pediatric patients


ÖZCAN H. N. , OĞUZ B. , HALİLOĞLU M. , ORHAN D. , KARÇAALTINCABA M.

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, vol.21, no.4, pp.355-360, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/dir.2015.14505
  • Title of Journal : DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-360

Abstract

Fatty liver can present as focal, diffuse, heterogeneous, and multinodular forms. Being familiar with various patterns of steatosis can enable correct diagnosis. In patients with equivocal findings on ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging can be used as a problem solving tool. New techniques are promising for diagnosis and follow-up. We review imaging patterns of steatosis and new quantitative methods such as proton density fat fraction and magnetic resonance elastography for diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children.