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Abstract #2998

Quantitative Estimation of the Degree of Macrosteatosis in Living Related Liver Donors using IDEAL Gradient Echo Imaging

Jeong Min Lee1, Eugene Joe1, Joon Koo Han1

1Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

IDEAL can be used as a highly specific modality for the diagnosis of hepatic macrosteatosis as it does not have the confounding influence caused by hepatic iron deposition. IDEAL can accurately depict minimal macrovesicular hepatic steatosis within the normal range, thereby avoiding biopsy in potential living liver donors with an acceptable degree of steatosis for transplantation.