Age-related changes in liver, kidney, and spleen stiffness in healthy children measured with acoustic radiation force impulse imaging.

OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility and age-related changes of shear wave velocity (SWV) in normal livers, kidneys, and spleens of children using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Healthy pediatric volunteers prospectively underwent abdominal ultrasonography and ARFI. The subjects were divided into three groups… (More)