Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-19329
Muggli, D; Müller, M A; Karlo, C; Fornaro, J; Marincek, B; Frauenfelder, T (2009). A simple method to approximate liver size on cross-sectional images using living liver models. Clinical Radiology, 64(7):682-689.
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AIM: To assess whether a simple. diameter-based formula applicable to cross-sectional images can be used to calculate the total liver volume. MATERIALS AND METHODS: On 119 cross-sectional examinations (62 computed tomography and 57 magnetic resonance imaging) a simple, formula-based method to approximate the liver volume was evaluated. The total liver volume was approximated measuring the largest craniocaudal (cc), ventrodorsal (vd), and coronal (cor) diameters by two readers and implementing the equation: Vol(estimated)=cc x vd x cor x 0.31. Inter-rater reliability, agreement, and correlation between liver volume calculation and virtual liver volumetry were analysed. RESULTS: No significant disagreement between the two readers was found. The formula correlated significantly with the volumetric data (r>0.85, p<0.0001). In 81% of cases the error of the approximated volume was <10% and in 92% of cases <15% compared to the volumetric data. CONCLUSION: Total liver volume can be accurately estimated on cross-sectional images using a simple, diameter-based equation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology|
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||22 Jun 2009 15:37|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 19:35|
|Additional Information:||The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com|
|Citations:||Web of Science®. Times cited: 2|
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