Prospective comparison of magnetic resonance imaging to transient elastography and serum markers for liver fibrosis detection.

@article{Dyvorne2016ProspectiveCO,
  title={Prospective comparison of magnetic resonance imaging to transient elastography and serum markers for liver fibrosis detection.},
  author={Hadrien Arezki Dyvorne and Guido H. Jajamovich and Octavia Bane and Maria Isabel Fiel and Hsin I Chou and Thomas D D Schiano and Douglas T. Dieterich and James S. Babb and Scott L Friedman and Bachir Taouli},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2016},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={659-66}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Establishing accurate non-invasive methods of liver fibrosis quantification remains a major unmet need. Here, we assessed the diagnostic value of a multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol including diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI and magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) in comparison with transient elastography (TE) and blood tests [including ELF (Enhanced Liver Fibrosis) and APRI] for liver fibrosis detection. METHODS… CONTINUE READING