Normal liver stiffness in healthy adults assessed by real-time shear wave elastography and factors that influence this method.

@article{Huang2014NormalLS,
  title={Normal liver stiffness in healthy adults assessed by real-time shear wave elastography and factors that influence this method.},
  author={Zeping Huang and Jian Zheng and Jie Zeng and Xiaoli Wang and Tao Wu and Rongqin Zheng},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={2549-55}
}
Real-time shear wave elastography (SWE) is a novel two-dimensional elastographic method that is used to estimate the severity of liver fibrosis. However, the normal range of liver stiffness (LS) and the possible factors that influence SWE are not well understood. The aims of the current study are to define the normal range of LS in healthy subjects and to explore the factors that may affect SWE. A total of 509 healthy subjects underwent SWE to determine the stiffness of their livers, and the… CONTINUE READING