Najat Salameh1, Benot Larrat2, Jorge Abarca-Quinones1, Stphane Pallu1, Mylne Dorvillius1, Isabelle Leclercq3, Mathias Fink2, Ralph Sinkus2, Bernard E. Van Beers1
1Radiodiagnostic Unit, Universit Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; 2Laboratoire Ondes et Acoustique, Ecole Suprieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, Paris, France; 3Gastroenterology Unit, Universit Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
The early and non-invasive detection of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in the fatty liver is difficult. The aim of our study in the rat was to assess the potential value of MR elastography for this non-invasive detection. Our results in the rat suggest that in non-alcoholic fatty liver, MR elastography may be useful for the early detection of steatohepatitis by showing increased elasticity appearing before fibrosis development and linked to myofibroblast activation.