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Fatty infiltration of the liver: ultrasonographic and computed tomographic correlation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6694259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To evaluate the accuracy of ultrasonography in diagnosing fatty infiltration of the liver (FIL), the authors compared gray-scale B-mode ultrasonography and unenhanced computed tomographic (CT) liver images in a study of 47 patients. The CT scans, which served as the diagnostic standard, were classified as normal, Grade 1 (mild FIL), Grade 2 (moderate FIL), and Grade 3 (severe FIL). Applying predetermined sonographic textural criteria, two experienced radiologists independently graded each ultrasound study for the presence and severity of FIL. The overall accuracy of ultrasonography in detecting FIL was 85 per cent, with 100 per cent sensitivity and 56 per cent specificity. The sonographic/CT correlation in grading the severity of FIL was particularly good for Grade 2 and Grade 3 FIL. Ultrasound is a sensitive and reasonably accurate diagnostic tool in assessing fatty infiltration of the liver.
J C Scatarige; W W Scott; P J Donovan; S S Siegelman; R C Sanders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1984 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-22     Completed Date:  1984-03-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
False Positive Reactions
Fatty Liver / diagnosis*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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