We aim to assess the utility of whole-liver
texture analysis on T1 maps for the risk stratification of advanced fibrosis in
patients with suspected NAFLD. Our experiments show that whole-liver histogram
and texture parameters of T1 maps can distinguish NAFLD patients with an
intermediate-to-high risk of advanced fibrosis. A combination of histogram and
texture parameters as a multivariate model showed a better diagnostic
performance than any sole parameter and noninvasive fibrosis test in risk
stratification of advanced fibrosis.