|A Simple Rapid Method for Measuring Liver Steatosis Using Bioelectrical Impedance
|Tomoko Yoshimoto-Haramura, Takanobu Hara, Akihiko Soyama, Tota Kugiyama, Hajime Matsushima, Kunihito Matsuguma, Hajime Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka, Tomohiko Adachi, Masaaki Hidaka, Shuichi Okabe, Masakazu Murata, Susumu Eguchi
|Department of Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Japan
Yamato Scale Co., Ltd, Commercial Weighing Solutions Division, Japan
The Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan
|January 10, 2022
|Liver steatosis, bioelectrical impedance, liver transplantation, graft evaluation.
What the research is about
Used the Fish Analyzer to do an easy measurement of liver steatosis (fatty liver) without pathological diagnosis may help improve donor surgery efficiency and increase the chances of organ donations. We analyzed the correlations between bio-electrical impedance (BI) in human livers, liver fat content, and pathological findings.
Bioelectrical Impedance (BI) analysis is a simple, non-invasive method that can be easily applied to evaluate liver steatosis. BI measurements correlated well with the percentage of liver macrosteatosis (Pearson correlation coefficient: 0.73). Thus, their study showed that direct BI measurements of the liver may predict liver steatosis.
Assurant Innovations take
Fish Analyzer is not only used for fish but many other applications as well. This time to measure human liver for fatty liver (liver steatosis) to determine if the liver is good enough for medical donership. Fish Analyzer is a quick, easy to use, portable and non destructive method that is a great option for medical use.