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Quantifying hepatic fibrosis using a biexponential model of diffusion weighted imaging in ex vivo liver specimens.
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PMID:  22921938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the non-Gaussian behavior of diffusion related signal decay of the ex vivo murine liver tissues from a dietary model of hepatic fibrosis. To this end, a biexponential formalism was used to model high b-value diffusion imaging (up to 3500 s/mm(2)), the findings of which were correlated with liver histopathology and compared to a simple monoexponential model. The presence of a major, fast diffusing component and a minor, slow diffusing component was demonstrated. With increasing hepatic fibrosis, the fractional contribution of the fast diffusing component decreased, as did the diffusion coefficient of the fast diffusing component. Strong correlation between the degrees of liver fibrosis and a two-predictor regression model incorporating parameters of the biexponential model was found. Using Akaike's Information Criterion analyses, the biexponential model resulted in an improved fit of the high b-value diffusion data when compared to the monoexponential model.
Stephan W Anderson; Brian Barry; Jorge A Soto; Al Ozonoff; Michael O'Brien; Hernan Jara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Magnetic resonance imaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5894     ISO Abbreviation:  Magn Reson Imaging     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214883     Medline TA:  Magn Reson Imaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02218, USA.
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