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==Planning==
===Choice of modality===
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'''[[Ultrasonography of steatosis]]'''.
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===Ultrasound===
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*Main article: '''[[Ultrasonography of steatosis]]'''
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Ultrasound is a good method for screening.
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Steatosis is displayed as a liver with an ecogenicity higher than usual.
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Quantification can be done, but it is not as accurate as MRI.
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=== MRI===
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*Main article: '''[[MRI of liver steatosis]].
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MRI is the most accurate method to quantify liver steatosis.  
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=== Computed tomography ===
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CT should not be used to detect or stage liver steatosis.
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Steatosis on [[CT]] is displayed as a liver with attenuation lower than usual.
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CT has high sensitivity for moderate and severe steatosis, but lower for mild steatosis.
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Revision as of 21:41, 12 July 2019

Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]

Planning

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a good method for screening.

Steatosis is displayed as a liver with an ecogenicity higher than usual.

Quantification can be done, but it is not as accurate as MRI.

MRI

MRI is the most accurate method to quantify liver steatosis.

Computed tomography

CT should not be used to detect or stage liver steatosis.

Steatosis on CT is displayed as a liver with attenuation lower than usual.

CT has high sensitivity for moderate and severe steatosis, but lower for mild steatosis.


How soon

Within 2 months in Swedish practice[notes 2]

Notes

  1. For a full list of contributors, see article history. Creators of images are attributed at the image description pages, seen by clicking on the images. See Radlines:Authorship for details.
  2. NU Hospital Group, Sweden

References