Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Mar;95(9):e2719
From the Center for Hepatopanreatobiliary Diseases (CX, XH, LG, AL, JD), Beijing Tsinghua Changguang Hospital, Tsinghua University Medical Center, Changping District, Beijing; Hospital & Institute of Hepato-Biliary Surgery (CX, WD, JD, AZ), Chinese PLA General Hospital, Haidian District, Beijing; and Department of Nuclear Medicine (YC, MS, CL), Chinese PLA General Hospital, Haidian District, Beijing, China.
To quantitatively evaluate the regional functional reserve in the cirrhotic liver and to seek related index that reflects diminished segmental liver function. A 3D system for quantitative evaluation of the liver was used to fuse technetium-99m galactosyl human serum albumin single-photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography images from 20 patients with cirrhotic liver and hepatocellular carcinoma. A set of parameters reflecting liver function including morphological liver volume, functional liver volume, functional liver density (FLD), and the drug absorption rate constant for hepatic cells (GSA-K) was calculated. Read More