In vivo quantification of liver stiffness in a rat model of hepatic fibrosis with acoustic radiation force.

@article{Wang2009InVQ,
  title={In vivo quantification of liver stiffness in a rat model of hepatic fibrosis with acoustic radiation force.},
  author={Michael H. Wang and Mark L. Palmeri and Cynthia D. Guy and Liu Yang and Laurence W. Hedlund and Anna Mae Diehl and Kathryn Nightingale},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={1709-21}
}
Liver fibrosis is currently staged using needle biopsy, a highly invasive procedure with a number of disadvantages. Measurement of liver stiffness changes that accompany progression of the disease may provide a quantitative and noninvasive method to assess the health of the liver. The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlation between liver stiffness measured by radiation force induced shear waves and disease related changes in the liver. An additional aim is to present initial… CONTINUE READING
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