Impact of the project

Results of this study will allow to identify the best non-invasive methods for detecting and grading hepatic steatosis. The risks (infections, dead) and discomforts (pain, period of prolonged rest) associated with biopsy would be consequently eliminated. Moreover, the gradation of the percentage of steatosis would be more precise since the sample of measurement is a volume of liver much larger than the one used at the time of biopsy. This clinical research protocol would give place to a notable improvement compared to the methods of traditional detection. It would also constitute a base for applications to other diagnoses which require biopsy.