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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria according to the sample group

From: 7-T MRI of explanted liver and ex-vivo pancreatic specimens: prospective study protocol of radiological-pathological correlation feasibility (the EXLIPSE project)

  Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Group “A” of native liver - Age ≥ 18 years
- Informed consent
- Full possession of one’s own faculties
- Patients who are going to undergo liver transplantation, independently from previous therapy or from the primary disease they are affected by
- Patients affected by polycystic liver disease
- Excluded from liver transplantation
Group “B” of excluded grafts - Liver grafts with histologically proven macrovesicular steatosis, not fit for transplantation - Liver grafts histologically proven macrovesicular steatosis fit for transplantation
- Liver grafts not fit for transplantation due to causes other than steatosis
Group “C” of focal pancreatic lesions - Age ≥ 18 years
- Informed consent
- Full possession of one’s own faculties
- Affected by pancreatic lesion histologically proven to be a carcinoma or with imaging and laboratory findings highly suspicious for PDAC, and treated by up-front pancreaticoduodenectomy or total pancreatectomy
- Assessed by contrast-enhanced CT examination within 21 days before surgery
- Excluded from surgery due to the severity of their condition.
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