Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Pediatric Radiology - Review

Imaging patterns of fatty liver in pediatric patients


Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Pathology, Division of Pediatric Pathology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2015; 21: 355-360
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2015.14505
Read: 981 Downloads: 401 Published: 03 September 2019


Fatty liver can present as focal, diffuse, heterogeneous, and multinodular forms. Being familiar with various patterns of steatosis can enable correct diagnosis. In patients with equivocal findings on ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging can be used as a problem solving tool. New techniques are promising for diagnosis and follow-up. We review imaging patterns of steatosis and new quantitative methods such as proton density fat fraction and magnetic resonance elastography for diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children.

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