What does hepatic parenchyma mean of the liver mean?

Hepatic parenchyma. This is a term used to describe the tissue of the liver. It helps distinguish between different parts of the liver such as the liver capsule, the blood vessels, and the parenchyma. The parenchyma is where you liver performs it's metabolism, such as storing energy, releasing energy, or eliminating waste from the blood.

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Had ct w/contrast. It said low attenuation throughout the hepatic parenchyma of the liver what does that mean?

Probably fatty liver. vs. poor scan quality (in opinion of the physician dictating the interpretation). Look up: https://www.google.com/#q=low%20attenuation%20hepatic%20parenchyma & http://radiopaedia.org/articles/hepatic-attenuation-on-ct. Fatty liver=result of LFHC foods (concepts contrary to all scientific evidence: https://goo.gl/vFz1f3; promoted by $, study: https://goo.gl/0oeAIk) vs. HFLC (saturated fats) foods. Read more...