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A comparison study of ultrasound and Xenon-133 hepatic retention ratio in fatty liver.
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PMID:  12143196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We compared ultrasound and Xenon-133 hepatic retention ratio to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound in diagnosing fatty liver. METHODOLOGY: One hundred and forty-six patients with suspected fatty liver were included. All patients underwent an ultrasound study followed by a determination of the Xenon-133 hepatic retention. RESULTS: Using the Xenon-133 hepatic retention ratio as the diagnostic standard, the overall accuracy of ultrasound in detecting fatty liver was 57.5%, with 100% sensitivity and 6.0% specificity. CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasound can be used as a first-line screening imaging modality for fatty liver. If the result of ultrasound is equivocal, then Xenon-133 hepatic retention determination should be performed for the diagnosis and management of fatty liver.
Shyh-Jen Wang; Gran-Hun Chen; Wan-Yu Lin; Chia-Hung Kao; Shih-Chuan Tsai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-29     Completed Date:  2003-02-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1036-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, No. 160, Sec. 3, Taichung Harbor Road, Taichung 407, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Fatty Liver / diagnosis*
Gamma Cameras
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Liver / metabolism
Middle Aged
Sensitivity and Specificity
Xenon Radioisotopes / diagnostic use*,  pharmacokinetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Xenon Radioisotopes

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