Comparison of Elastographic Techniques
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Ioan Sporea and Roxana Şirli
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.
ARFI elastography, Comparative studies, Liver elastography,
Transient elastography, 2D-SWE elastography.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, “Victor Babeş” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 10, Iosif Bulbuca Bv., 300736, Timişoara, Romania.