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MRI technique developed for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children

Study makes strides toward noninvasive diagnostic for increasingly common

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


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