MR elastography of the liver: defining thresholds for detecting viscoelastic changes.

@article{Bohte2013MREO,
  title={MR elastography of the liver: defining thresholds for detecting viscoelastic changes.},
  author={A E Bohte and Philippe Garteiser and Annikki de Niet and Paul F. C. Groot and Ralph Sinkus and Jaap Stoker and Aart J. Nederveen},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={269 3},
  pages={768-76}
}
PURPOSE To define thresholds for detecting significant change in liver viscoelasticity with magnetic resonance (MR) elastography, both for whole-liver measurements and for voxel-wise measurements in relation to spatial resolution. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and all participants provided written informed consent. Thirty participants (16 volunteers and 14 patients with hepatitis B or C; 18 men; median age, 30.4 years; age range… CONTINUE READING