Table 2

 Illustration of the high sensitivity and specificity for a diagnosis of cirrhosis using a hepatic vein transit time (HVTT) value of <21 seconds and a HVTT value >28 s for the diagnosis of mild hepatitis

Mild hepatitis (HVTT ⩾28 s)Moderate/severe hepatitis (22 s< HVTT <28 s)Cirrhosis (HVTT ⩽21 s)
Sensitivity (%)9530100
Specificity (%)869880
Positive predictive value (%)709174
Negative predictive value (%)9870100