Martin Gajdosik1, Ladislav Valkovic1, Marek Chmelik1, Stefan Traussnigg2, Michael Trauner2, Siegfried Trattnig1, Martin Krssk, 13
1MR Centre of Excellence, Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 2Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 3Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
The measurements of choline containing compounds in the liver lack the clean conclusion. In this study the link between 1H & 31P MR spectroscopy (MRS) regarding to choline containing compound and hepatic lipids in patients with liver disorders - non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis was examined. The MRS measurements allowed to resolve the resonances of choline containing metabolites and we could find certain links between proton and phosphorus MRS derived measures of hepatic metabolism status.