Caloric Intake Influence on Hepatic MR Diffusion Measurement
Feifei Qu 1 , Pei-Herng Hor 1,2 , Claudio Arena 3 , Debra Dees 3 , and Raja Muthupillar 3
Physics Department, University of Houston,
Houston, TX, United States,
Center for Superconductivity, Houston, TX, United
and Interventional Radiology, St. Luke's Medical Center,
Houston, TX, United States
Studies have sought to use changes in hepatic apparent
diffusion coefficient (ADC) as an imaging biomarker for
the assessment of the degree of fibrosis. In this study,
the effect of a high-caloric food intake on ADC was
investigated. The result showed that ADC(b =
0,1000s/mm2) and ADC(b = 200,1000s/mm2) increased
following a 1090kcal meal ingestion.
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