Kannie W. Y. Chan1,2, April M. Chow1,2, Shu Juan Fan1,2, Ed X. Wu1,2
1Laboratory of Biomedical Imaging and Signal Processing, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China; 2Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
Post-operative diagnosis is important in partial hepatectomy (PHx) to determine the best time for interventions or therapeutic measures. We studied changes in unsaturated lipids verse saturated lipids as a mean to follow liver regeneration. The amount of unsaturated lipid at different time points showed a related trend with liver regeneration. A high level was found at 24h post-PHx, and was correlated with the maximum liver regeneration, and the saturated lipid stayed at a high level during the first day of regeneration. Thus, this pilot study shows that 1H-MRS could provide us with more information on the degree of regeneration.