Author(s): Lakshmi Kantham A1, Leela K. V2, Kasi Babu A3
The study is undertaken to follow the course of liver disease to accurately evaluate the response to treatment and to adjust treatment when necessary. More so in patients with steroid response auto immune Chronic Hepatitis. Serum Assay for Biochemical Markers of Liver diseases play an important role in proper evaluation of liver and biliary tract diseases. On Imaging side, Ultrasound is Non-Invasive, safe, widely available and relatively inexpensive used as frontline Imaging modality for evaluation of liver and it’s vasculature. In the present study, the Liver Function Tests which include Serum Concentration of Amino Transferases (ALT & AST), Alkaline Phosphatase, Bilirubin, Total Proteins (Albumin & Globulin) in various Liver disorders like Acute and Chronic parenchymal Liver diseases, Jaundice and SOL’s (Space Occupying Lesions) like Amoebic Liver Abscess, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Metastatic tumours are compared with Imaging Studies like Conventional X-Rays, Ultrasound, CT (Spiral scanning).