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MRI technique developed for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children

Study makes strides toward noninvasive diagnostic for increasingly common

MRI of NAFLD
This is an MRI of child’s liver with severe NAFLD — 38 percent is fat whereas 1 percent is normal.
Credit:UC San Diego School of Medicine


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Study co-authors include , Cynthia Behling, Kimberly P. Newton, , , Jessica Lam, , and John Fontanesi, all at UC San Diego.

This research was funded, in part, by the National Institutes of Health (grants UL1RR031980, DK088925-02S1 and R56-DK090350-01A1) and the National Science Foundation (grant 414916).

University of California – San Diego