Use of bioelectrical impedance analysis to assess liver steatosis

C S Bhati, M A Silva, S J Wigmore, S R Bramhall, D A Mayer, J A C Buckels, D A Neil, N Murphy, D F Mirza

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Abstract

The shortage of donor livers has led to increased utilization of steatotic marginal livers. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) uses the principles of electric current flows through tissue, with less resistance offered if the water content is high and the opposite in the presence of fat. Our hypothesis was that liver steatosis would result in an increased resistance to current flow, and correlate with the degree of liver steatosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1677-81
Number of pages5
JournalTransplantation proceedings
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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