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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Guidelines on Liver Elastography

Pp. 154-159 (6)

Ioan Sporea and Roxana Şirli

Abstract

Scientific papers regarding ultrasound based elastographic techniques have been published in great numbers since new elastographic methods are constantly appearing in the market. Thus it is mandatory that professional societies and experts in the field should try to organize the available data in order to assess the clinical usefulness of elastography. In this regard, guidelines were issued by national and international ultrasound societies, as well as by other professional societies. These guidelines are presented in this chapter.

Keywords:

EASL guidelines, EFSUMB guidelines, Liver elastography, WFUMB guidelines.

Affiliation:

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