Role of microbubble ultrasound contrast agents in the non-invasive assessment of chronic hepatitis C-related liver disease.

@article{Grier2006RoleOM,
  title={Role of microbubble ultrasound contrast agents in the non-invasive assessment of chronic hepatitis C-related liver disease.},
  author={Scott Grier and Adrian-K-P Lim and Nayna Patel and Jeremy-F-L Cobbold and H Thomas and I C J Cox and Simon-D Taylor-Robinson},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 22},
  pages={3461-5}
}
Patients who are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus often develop chronic liver disease and assessment of the severity of liver injury is required prior to considering viral eradication therapy. This article examines the various assessment methods currently available from gold standard liver biopsy to serological markers and imaging. Ultrasound is one of the most widely used imaging modalities in clinical practice and is already a first-line diagnostic tool for liver disease… CONTINUE READING