Value of intravoxel incoherent motion in detecting and staging liver fibrosis: A meta-analysis
Zheng Ye, Yi Wei, Jie Chen, Shan Yao, West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China
Bin Song, Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Ye Z contributed to the conception and design of the study, carried out acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of data, and drafted the article; Wei Y and Chen J interpreted the data and revised the article; Yao S carried out acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of data; Song B contributed to the conception and design of the study and final approval; All authors approved the final version of the article.
Supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of China, No. 81771797 and No. 81971571; and the 1.3.5 Project for Disciplines of Excellence, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. ZYJC18008.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
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Corresponding author: Bin Song, PhD, Chief Doctor, Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37 Guoxue Alley, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: December 30, 2019
Peer-review started: December 30, 2019
First decision: February 18, 2020
Revised: March 26, 2020
Accepted: May 29, 2020
Article in press: May 29, 2020
Published online: June 21, 2020