133Xe uptake by fatty livers

J Can Assoc Radiol. 1978 Jun;29(2):82-4.

Abstract

Of 19 studies on 15 patients with morbid obesity and fatty infiltration of the liver, 16 had increased uptake and retention of 133Xe in the liver following 5-minute rebreathing of 133Xe and oxygen. This observation shows a high correlation with the histologically proven presence of fat in the hepatocytes, and offers a simple, accurate and precise indication of the excess fat in the liver.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Fatty Liver / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fatty Liver / etiology
  • Fatty Liver / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileum / surgery
  • Inspiratory Capacity
  • Jejunum / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity / therapy
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Xenon Radioisotopes*

Substances

  • Xenon Radioisotopes