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Abstract #0034

Liver Stiffness Measurement by Magnetic Resonance Elastography is not Affected by Hepatic Steatosis

Jie Chen1,2, Alina Allen3, Terry Therneau4, Jun Chen2, Jiahui Li2, Jingbiao Chen2, Xin Lu2, Zheng Zhu2, safa Hoodeshenas2, Sudhakar Venkatesh2, Bin Song1, Richard Ehman2, and Meng Yin2
1Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, 2Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States, 3Devision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States, 4Devision of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States

In a cross-sectional study, we investigated the relationship between pathology-assessed hepatic steatosis, MRI-assessed PDFF, and LSM with MRE in a large NAFLD population. No significant differences in LSM was found between patients with S1, S2, and S3 steatosis, and between all steatosis grades after patients were grouped according to fibrosis stage. After adjusting with fibrosis stage and age, there was no statistically significant relationship between liver stiffness and PDFF in patients with diagnosed steatosis (i.e., PDFF≥5%). LSM by MRE is not biased by increased liver fat content.

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