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Ultrasound Derived Fat Fraction (UDFF) White Paper

Delivering early liver diagnosis: the difference is in the details

ACUSON Sequoia Reflection

NAFLD (Nonalcoholic Liver Disease) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease globally. 20% to 30% of people with a NAFLD diagnosis progress to a NASH diagnosis (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), which can lead to advanced fibrosis, cirrhosis, or liver failure with an estimated lifetime cost of $222B in inpatient care. 

Qualitative assessment of hepatic steatosis can be subjective. Conventional methods of ultrasound-based liver fat quantification can be difficult to understand. Ultrasound Derived Fat Fraction (UDFF) on the ACUSON Sequoia is fast, simple and intuitive. UDFF, with a total exam time of less than 1 minute, can classify hepatic steatosis as an index value greater than 5%*, delivering a similar clinical utility as MRI-PDFF1,2

Download the UDFF white paper to learn how to manage hepatic steatosis through liver fat quantification, to aid in successful clinical assessment. 

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