MR elastography of the liver at 3.0 T in diagnosing liver fibrosis grades; preliminary clinical experience

@article{Yoshimitsu2015MREO,
  title={MR elastography of the liver at 3.0 T in diagnosing liver fibrosis grades; preliminary clinical experience},
  author={Kengo Yoshimitsu and Toshimichi Mitsufuji and Yoshinobu Shinagawa and Ritsuko Fujimitsu and Ayako Morita and Hiroshi Urakawa and Hiroyuki Hayashi and Koichi Takano},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={26},
  pages={656-663}
}
To clarify the usefulness of 3.0-T MR elastography (MRE) in diagnosing the histological grades of liver fibrosis using preliminary clinical data. Between November 2012 and March 2014, MRE was applied to all patients who underwent liver MR study at a 3.0-T clinical unit. Among them, those who had pathological evaluation of liver tissue within 3 months from MR examinations were retrospectively recruited, and the liver stiffness measured by MRE was correlated with histological results… CONTINUE READING