Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Chandana G. Lall, Alex M. Aisen, Navin Bansal, Kumaresan Sandrasegaran

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The inflammatory subtype of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, is becoming one of the most important causes of chronic liver disease. In this article, we discuss the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical and radiologic diagnosis of the subtypes of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. CONCLUSION. We discuss the current and evolving imaging tests in the evaluation of hepatic fatty content, inflammation, and fibrosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-1002
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume190
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

Keywords

  • CT
  • Fatty liver
  • MRI
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Medicine(all)

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