Diffusion Weighted MRI for Hepatic Fibrosis: Impact of b-Value

Özkurt H., KESKINER F., KARATAĞ O. , ALKIM C., Ertürk Ş. M. , Başak M.

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, cilt.11, sa.1, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5812/iranjradiol.3555


Background: Hepatic fibrosis is a typical complication of chronic liver diseases resulting in cirrhosis that remains a major public health problem worldwide. Liver biopsy is currently the gold standard for diagnosing and staging hepatic fibrosis. Percutaneous liver biopsy; however, is an invasive procedure with risks of complications. Therefore, there is need for alternative non-invasive techniques to assess liver fibrosis and chronic liver diseases. In recent years, MRI techniques, including diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), have been developed for in vivo quantification of liver fibrosis.