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World J Gastroenterol. May 14, 2018; 24(18): 2024-2035
Published online May 14, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i18.2024
Quantitative assessment of hepatic fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B and C: T1 mapping on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced liver magnetic resonance imaging
Shen Pan, Xiao-Qi Wang, Qi-Yong Guo
Shen Pan, Qi-Yong Guo, Department of Radiology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Province, China
Xiao-Qi Wang, Department of Clinical Science, Philips Healthcare, Beijing 100600, China
Author contributions: Pan S and Wang XQ contributed to this work; Pan S and Guo QY designed research; and Pan S wrote the paper.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81771893, No. 81771802, No. 81471718 and No. 81401376; and Outstanding Youth Foundation of China Medical University, No. YQ20160005.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University Institution Review Board, ID# 2014PS103K.
Informed consent statement: The authors of this paper guarantee that all study participants or their legal guardian(s) provided informed written consent about personal and medical data collection prior to study enrolment.
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Correspondence to: Qi-Yong Guo, MD, Professor, Department of Radiology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, No. 36 Sanhao Street, Heping District, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Province, China.
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Received: March 9, 2018
Peer-review started: March 9, 2018
First decision: March 29, 2018
Revised: April 6, 2018
Accepted: April 15, 2018
Article in press: April 15, 2018
Published online: May 14, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: T1 mapping using the Look-Locker method with gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging at 3-Tesla by calculating the hepatocyte fraction is an efficient method for the assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B and C, and this method is superior to using reduction rate.