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Is it possible to diagnose fatty liver disease with an ultrasound

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Is it possible to diagnose fatty liver disease with an ultrasound only and if so can it differentiate between alcoholic and non alcoholic liver disease?
Many thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
no.
on ultrasound, alcoholic and non alcoholic fatty liver disease looks the same
your doctors will need to take a medical history to tell the difference
and also blood tests for GGTP and ALT and AST will tell the difference as well.
for alcoholic use, GGTP will be much higher.
let me know if you have questions.