HomeNewsIn a large real-life patient cohort, contrast-enhanced dual-layer CT based on a three-material decomposition algorithm provides highly accurate measurements of hepatic fat fraction, strongly correlated with those obtained with MRI

In a large real-life patient cohort, contrast-enhanced dual-layer CT based on a three-material decomposition algorithm provides highly accurate measurements of hepatic fat fraction, strongly correlated with those obtained with MRI

    A study from European Radiology quantified for the first time the hepatic fat fraction in a large real-life population by using contrast-enhanced dual-layer CT (DL-CT) based on a three-material decomposition algorithm, and compared the results with measurements obtained with MRI, the current diagnostic gold standard. Hepatic fat fractions calculated with DL-CT and MRI were strongly correlated, showing the high accuracy of DL-CT in detecting hepatic steatosis ≥5% in all phases of injection, without the limitations or contraindications of MRI and at a lower cost.