Feasibility of in vivo MR elastographic splenic stiffness measurements in the assessment of portal hypertension.

@article{Talwalkar2009FeasibilityOI,
  title={Feasibility of in vivo MR elastographic splenic stiffness measurements in the assessment of portal hypertension.},
  author={Jayant Talwalkar and Meng Yin and Sudhakar K. Venkatesh and Phillip J. Rossman and Roger C. Grimm and Armando Manduca and Anthony J. Romano and Patrick Sequeira Kamath and Richard L. Ehman},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2009},
  volume={193 1},
  pages={122-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Liver stiffness is associated with portal hypertension in patients with chronic liver disease. However, the relation between spleen stiffness and clinically significant portal hypertension remains unknown. The purposes of this study were to determine the feasibility of measuring spleen stiffness with MR elastography and to prospectively test the technique in healthy volunteers and in patients with compensated liver disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Spleen stiffness was measured with MR… CONTINUE READING

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