Impact of magnetic resonance elastography on liver diseases: Clinical perspectives

Sumeet K. Asrani, Jayant A. Talwalkar

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Abstract

MRE is a commercially available technique for quantitatively assessing liver shear stiffness. The premise of the examination is based on the observation that fibrosis is associated with elevated liver stiffness and significantly different from normal liver parenchyma. Increasingly, MRE plays a role in detection of liver fibrosis, prediction of decompensation of liver disease as well as in further workup of liver masses. Several novel applications of MRE may be possible allowing for its increased role in management of persons with chronic liver disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMagnetic Resonance Elastography
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages73-79
Number of pages7
Volume9781493915750
ISBN (Electronic)9781493915750
ISBN (Print)1493915746, 9781493915743
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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