Contrast-enhanced micro-computed tomography using ExiTron nano6000 for assessment of liver injury
Xiang-Wei Hua, Tian-Fei Lu, Da-Wei Li, Jian-Jun Zhang, Qiang Xia, Department of Liver Surgery and Liver Transplantation Center, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200127, China
Wei-Gang Wang, Jun Li, Zhen-Ze Liu, Department of Phenotype Analysis, Shanghai Research Center For Model Organisms, Shanghai 200123, China
Wei-Wei Lin, Department of Clinical Laboratory, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200127, China
Author contributions: All authors contributed to the manuscript.
Supported by National Natural Science Fund, No. 81270558.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Institutional Review Board.
Institutional animal care and use committee: All procedures involving animals were reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (approval number: SYKX-2008-0050).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interests.
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Correspondence to: Qiang Xia, Professor, Department of Liver Surgery and Liver Transplantation Center, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1630 Dongfang Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai 200127, China. email@example.com
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Received: November 21, 2014
Peer-review started: November 23, 2014
First decision: January 22, 2015
Revised: February 13, 2015
Accepted: March 30, 2015
Article in press: March 31, 2015
Published online: July 14, 2015