Magnetic resonance elastography of liver.

  title={Magnetic resonance elastography of liver.},
  author={Sudhakar K. Venkatesh and Richard L. Ehman},
  journal={Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America},
  volume={22 3},
Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) assesses tissue stiffness in vivo by imaging propagating shear waves through the tissues and processing the wave information. MRE is a robust technology with excellent technical success; is applicable in almost all patients and body habitus; and has excellent reproducibility, repeatability, and interobserver agreement for assessing liver stiffness. It is currently the most accurate noninvasive technique for detection and staging of liver fibrosis and has… CONTINUE READING