Analyzing the impact of increasing Mechanical Index (MI) and energy deposition on shear wave speed (SWS) reconstruction in human liver

Shear wave elasticity imaging (SWEI) has found success in liver fibrosis staging. However, technical failure and unreliable shear wave speed (SWS) estimation have been reported to increase both with elevated patient body mass index (BMI) and in the presence of significant hepatic fibrosis. Elevated BMI results in a significant amount of subcutaneous fat… CONTINUE READING