Hepatic Elastography Using Ultrasound Waves Revised Edition of Volume 1

Hepatic Elastography Using Ultrasound Waves Revised Edition of Volume 1

Liver biopsy (LB) is sometimes considered to be the "gold standard" for the evaluation of liver morphology in the diagnosis of chronic hepatopathies. A major disadvantage of LB is its invasiveness: ...
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Comparison of Elastographic Techniques

Pp. 130-135 (6)

Ioan Sporea and Roxana Şirli

Abstract

Several elastographic techniques for liver fibrosis assessment are available (on different machines) and practitioners are interested in comparing these techniques with regard to feasibility but also with regard to accuracy in staging fibrosis. Comparative studies including at least three methods are presented in this chapter. Regarding feasibility, the most feasible technique seems to be ElastPQ (approximately 99%), followed by VTQ (approximately 93%) and TE and 2D-SWE (approximately 87%). VTQ, ElastPQ and 2D-SWE had similar accuracies for diagnosing at least significant fibrosis (F≥2) and cirrhosis (F4) considering TE as the reference method.

Keywords:

ARFI elastography, Comparative studies, Liver elastography, Transient elastography, 2D-SWE elastography.

Affiliation:

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, “Victor Babeş” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 10, Iosif Bulbuca Bv., 300736, Timişoara, Romania.