Role of magnetic resonance elastography in compensated and decompensated liver disease.

@article{Asrani2014RoleOM,
  title={Role of magnetic resonance elastography in compensated and decompensated liver disease.},
  author={Sumeet K Asrani and Jayant Talwalkar and Patrick Sequeira Kamath and Vijay H Shah and Giovanna Saracino and Linda W. Jennings and John B. Gross and Sudhakar K. Venkatesh and Richard L. Ehman},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={934-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Non-invasive predictors identifying subjects with compensated liver disease at highest risk for transitioning to a decompensated state are lacking. We hypothesized that liver shear stiffness as measured by magnetic resonance elastography is an important non-invasive predictor of hepatic decompensation. METHODS Among patients with advanced fibrosis undergoing magnetic resonance elastography (2007-2011), a baseline cohort and follow up cohort (compensated liver disease) were… CONTINUE READING
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