What is Elastography?

Elastography is a medical imaging modality that maps the elastic properties of soft tissue. The main idea is that whether the tissue is hard or soft will give diagnostic information about the presence or status of disease. For example, cancerous tumours will often be harder than the surrounding tissue, and diseased livers are stiffer than healthy ones.

Elastography is a relatively new technology, and entered the clinic primarily in the last decade. The most prominent techniques use ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to make both the stiffness map and an anatomical image for comparison.

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My mother's liver ultrasound indicates that the Liver Shear Wave Elastography average measurement: 23.8 kilopascals and Metavir correlation of...

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I have high liver enzymes. I have been a heavy drinker for 45 years and now have fatty liver. My Dr. is unaware of my drinking history. I have a...

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Dear Doctor, I have fatty liver. The ultrasound says mild hepatomegaly with grade 2 to grade 3 fatty liver. I am obese and use to take alcohol...

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