Liver fat and iron concentrationAbdomen
Quibim has developed a virtual liver biopsy app that runs a fully automatic analysis of abdominal MR examinations containing a multi-echo chemical shift (MECSE) sequence with the help of AI.
The solution provides a simultaneous quantification of fat and iron concentration with a single-peak approach. The output of the app includes the parametric maps of fat and iron with voxelwise resolution and a quantitative structured report comparing the liver values of these imaging biomarkers to normative data.
This tool is useful for the early detection, diagnosis, treatment response evaluation and follow-up of a wide range of liver diseases.
- Diffuse liver diseases
- Metabolic syndrome
França, M., Martí-Bonmatí, L., Porto, G., Silva, S., Guimaräes, S. and Alberich-Bayarri, Á. (2017). Tissue iron quantification in chronic liver diseases using MRI shows a relationship between iron accumulation in liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Clinical Radiology.
França, M., Alberich-Bayarri, Á. and Martí-Bonmatí, L. (2017). Accurate simultaneous quantification of liver steatosis and iron overload in diffuse liver diseases with MRI. Abdominal Radiology, 42(5), pp. 1434-1443.