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Abstract #2147

Assessment of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Severely Obese Children Using 3.0 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Jochem Reinier van Werven1, B. G. Koot2, A. J. Nederveen3, M. A. Benninga2, O. H. van der Baan4, T. H. Pels Rijcken5, P. L. Jansen6, J. Stoker3

1Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; 2Paediatrics, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands; 3Radiology, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands; 4Heideheuvel Hilversum, Netherlands; 5Radiology, Tergooi Hospital Hilversum, Netherlands; 6AMC Liver Center/ Hepatology, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands

Introduction: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is strongly related to obesity. 1H-MRS is a non-invasive method to detect fatty liver. Therefore we investigated NAFLD in obese children using 1H-MRS.