Noninvasive In vivo assessment of renal tissue elasticity during graded renal ischemia using MR elastography.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES : Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) allows noninvasive assessment of tissue stiffness in vivo. Renal arterial stenosis (RAS), a narrowing of the renal artery, promotes irreversible tissue fibrosis that threatens kidney viability and may elevate tissue stiffness. However, kidney stiffness may also be affected by hemodynamic factors. This study… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/RLI.0b013e3182183a95

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