Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Assessment – Liver biopsy has been considered the reference standard for fibrosis assessment and stage classification but it’s invasive and can have interobserver variability at microscopic evaluation with potentially severe complications. Ultrasound elastography is a noninvasive method for liver fibrosis assessment and is beginning to replace liver biopsy as a method for diagnosis and follow-up.
Diagnosis and staging of liver disease, as well as varying methods and techniques to diagnose.
How to combine a routine ultrasound imaging exam of the liver anatomy with targeted tissue stiffness values.
How liver elastography can help you evaluate and follow up on patients under treatment to monitor progression, stabilization or regression of liver disease.
The potential for change utilizing elastography in clinical practice and reduction in medical costs.
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