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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 302325, 11 pages
Research Article

High-Frequency Ultrasound Imaging to Evaluate Liver Fibrosis Progression in Rats and Yi Guan Jian Herbal Therapeutic Effects

1Department of Life Sciences, Agricultural Biotechnology Center, iEGG Center, National Chung Hsing University, Kuo Kuang Road, Taichung 402, Taiwan
2Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chia-Yi 600, Taiwan
3Center for Nanomedicine Research, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli 350, China
4Department of Bioresources, Da-Yeh University, Changhwa 515, Taiwan
5Taichung Armed Forces General Hospital, Taichung 411, Taiwan
6Department of Medical Biotechnology and Laboratory Science, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan 333, Taiwan
7Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 402, Taiwan

Received 1 June 2013; Revised 4 September 2013; Accepted 4 September 2013

Academic Editor: Qing He

Copyright © 2013 Wei Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Supplementary Table: It shows intraobserver agreement for severity of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in different scoring parameters. It shows the relation between observer, parenchymal echotexture, ascites, and vasculature.

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