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NASH Studies Unit -NAFLD & NASH Info

  • Question:Imaging tests
  • Answer:Ultrasound, CT scan (CAT scan), and MRI are all tests that can detect fat in the liver. MRI is best but it is too expensive to use routinely. Unfortunately, none of these tests can tell if there is inflammation and fibrosis in the liver, so NASH cannot be distinguished from “simple steatosis” (fat without significent liver damage).
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