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Fatty Infiltration Lab values
Normal to elevated hepatic enzymes
Elevated Alk Phos
Elevated Direct Bilirubin
Fatty Infiltration Sonographic Findings
Impaired visualization fo borders of portal/hepatic structions (secondary to increased attenuation)
May be patchy, inhomogeneous
Acute Hepatitis Sonographic Findings
Nonspecific & Variable
Normal to slightly increased Echogenicity
Increased brightness of portal vein borders
Increased thickness of GB Wall
Chronic Hepatitis Sonographic Findings
Coarse hepatic parenchyma
decreased visualization brightness of portal triad
Fibrosis may produce soft shadowing
Cirrhosis Sonographic Findings
Coarse liver parenchyma w/nodularity
Decreased Vascular markings with acute cirrhosis
Shrunken liver w/chronic cirrhosis(aslo increased nodularity)
Regeneration of hepatic nodules
Gycogen Storage Disease Sonographic Appearance
Von Gierke's adenoma(round, homogeneous)
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