Hepatic fat assessment using advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Yong Pang, Baiying Yu, Xiaoliang Zhang


Magnetic Resonance Imaging is capable of providing clinically-valuable images for hepatic diseases such as the fatty liver and has become a promising noninvasive method in evaluating human liver under normal and diseased conditions (1-9). Fatty liver is one of the most common abnormalities. Recent surveys have shown that it affects up to 15% of the general population and it is higher among those with obesity and high alcohol consumption (10-12).