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Comparison of magnetic resonance elastography and diffusion-weighted imaging for staging hepatic fibrosis.

Zou LQ, Chen J, Pan L, Jiang JZ, Xing W - Chin. Med. J. (2015)

Bottom Line: The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve values of LS were significantly larger than those of DWI were for discriminating two stages of HF (0.979 vs. 0.712 for ≥ S1, 0.922 vs. 0.699 for ≥ S2).MRE showed higher specificity for predicting all stages of HF compared to DWI.MRE more strongly correlated with the HF stages than DWI and is more specific in predicting all HF stages.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Affiliated Third Hospital of Suzhou University, Changzhou, Jiangsu 213003, China.

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Background: To compare the diagnostic values of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in staging hepatic fibrosis (HF) in an animal model.

Methods: This study consisted of 44 rabbits served as HF group and 9 normal rabbits. HF group was divided into two subgroups: Group A (n = 32) and Group B (n = 12). Rabbits in Group B were served as a complementary group when rabbits in Group A suddenly died during the study. Rabbits from control and Group A underwent abdominal MR imaging (MRI), MRE, and DWI. In Group A, random eight rabbits underwent MRI examinations at 4, 5, 6, 10 weeks after carbon tetrachloride oil subcutaneous injection. Liver stiffness (LS) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of liver parenchyma were measured. The diagnostic performance of MRE and DWI for staging HF was compared using the receiver operating characteristic curve analysis on the basis of the histopathological analysis of HF.

Results: Significant differences of LS and DWI values were present among HF stages (P < 0.005). The LS values measured on MRE (r = 0.838, P < 0.001) were more strongly correlated with the HF stages than with ADC values (r = -0.527, P < 0.001). The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve values of LS were significantly larger than those of DWI were for discriminating two stages of HF (0.979 vs. 0.712 for ≥ S1, 0.922 vs. 0.699 for ≥ S2). MRE showed higher specificity for predicting all stages of HF compared to DWI.

Conclusions: MRE more strongly correlated with the HF stages than DWI and is more specific in predicting all HF stages.

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The plot shows the significant differences of liver stiffness values among all hepatic fibrosis stages except for S0 versus S1, S1 versus S2, and S3 versus S4.
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Figure 2: The plot shows the significant differences of liver stiffness values among all hepatic fibrosis stages except for S0 versus S1, S1 versus S2, and S3 versus S4.

Mentions: The mean LS values of HF stages were 1.023 ± 0.13 kPa (S0), 1.334 ± 0.24 kPa (S1), 1.405 ± 0.16 kPa (S2), 2.004 ± 0.50 kPa (S3) and 1.986 ± 0.44 kPa (S4). The mean LS value increased, along with the increasing HF stage [Figure 1]. Significant differences of LS values were present among HF stages (F = 14.665, P < 0.005) [Figure 2]. No significant differences of LS values were present between S0 and S1 (P > 0.05), S1 and S2 (P > 0.5), and S3 and S4 (P > 0.5). The LS values significantly correlated with the extent of HF (r = 0.838, P < 0.001) [Figure 3].


Comparison of magnetic resonance elastography and diffusion-weighted imaging for staging hepatic fibrosis.

Zou LQ, Chen J, Pan L, Jiang JZ, Xing W - Chin. Med. J. (2015)

The plot shows the significant differences of liver stiffness values among all hepatic fibrosis stages except for S0 versus S1, S1 versus S2, and S3 versus S4.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4834772&req=5

Figure 2: The plot shows the significant differences of liver stiffness values among all hepatic fibrosis stages except for S0 versus S1, S1 versus S2, and S3 versus S4.
Mentions: The mean LS values of HF stages were 1.023 ± 0.13 kPa (S0), 1.334 ± 0.24 kPa (S1), 1.405 ± 0.16 kPa (S2), 2.004 ± 0.50 kPa (S3) and 1.986 ± 0.44 kPa (S4). The mean LS value increased, along with the increasing HF stage [Figure 1]. Significant differences of LS values were present among HF stages (F = 14.665, P < 0.005) [Figure 2]. No significant differences of LS values were present between S0 and S1 (P > 0.05), S1 and S2 (P > 0.5), and S3 and S4 (P > 0.5). The LS values significantly correlated with the extent of HF (r = 0.838, P < 0.001) [Figure 3].

Bottom Line: The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve values of LS were significantly larger than those of DWI were for discriminating two stages of HF (0.979 vs. 0.712 for ≥ S1, 0.922 vs. 0.699 for ≥ S2).MRE showed higher specificity for predicting all stages of HF compared to DWI.MRE more strongly correlated with the HF stages than DWI and is more specific in predicting all HF stages.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Affiliated Third Hospital of Suzhou University, Changzhou, Jiangsu 213003, China.

ABSTRACT

Background: To compare the diagnostic values of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in staging hepatic fibrosis (HF) in an animal model.

Methods: This study consisted of 44 rabbits served as HF group and 9 normal rabbits. HF group was divided into two subgroups: Group A (n = 32) and Group B (n = 12). Rabbits in Group B were served as a complementary group when rabbits in Group A suddenly died during the study. Rabbits from control and Group A underwent abdominal MR imaging (MRI), MRE, and DWI. In Group A, random eight rabbits underwent MRI examinations at 4, 5, 6, 10 weeks after carbon tetrachloride oil subcutaneous injection. Liver stiffness (LS) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of liver parenchyma were measured. The diagnostic performance of MRE and DWI for staging HF was compared using the receiver operating characteristic curve analysis on the basis of the histopathological analysis of HF.

Results: Significant differences of LS and DWI values were present among HF stages (P < 0.005). The LS values measured on MRE (r = 0.838, P < 0.001) were more strongly correlated with the HF stages than with ADC values (r = -0.527, P < 0.001). The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve values of LS were significantly larger than those of DWI were for discriminating two stages of HF (0.979 vs. 0.712 for ≥ S1, 0.922 vs. 0.699 for ≥ S2). MRE showed higher specificity for predicting all stages of HF compared to DWI.

Conclusions: MRE more strongly correlated with the HF stages than DWI and is more specific in predicting all HF stages.

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Related in: MedlinePlus