Liver fat accumulation measured by high-speed T2-corrected multi-echo magnetic resonance spectroscopy can predict risk of cholelithiasis
Hong Chen, Wei-Ke Zeng, Guang-Zi Shi, Ming Gao, Jun Shen, Department of Radiology, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510120, Guangdong Province, China
Meng-Zhu Wang, Department of MR Scientific Marketing, Siemens Healthineers, Guangzhou 510120, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: Chen H and Zeng WK contributed equally to this work; Chen H and Shen J designed the research; Chen H, Zeng WK, Shi GZ, and Wang MZ collected and analyzed the data; Chen H wrote the manuscript; Chen H, Zeng WK, Shi GZ, Gao M, and Wang MZ analyzed and interpreted the data; Shen J wrote and revised the manuscript; all co-authors participated in writing and checking the manuscript, and approved the submitted manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Jun Shen, MD, Doctor, Professor, Department of Radiology, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, No. 107 West Yanjiang Road, Guangzhou 510120, Guangdong Province, China. email@example.com
Received: May 29, 2020
Peer-review started: May 29, 2020
First decision: June 12, 2020
Revised: June 14, 2020
Accepted: August 1, 2020
Article in press: August 1, 2020
Published online: September 7, 2020