Ultrasound Elastography for Fibrosis Surveillance Is Cost Effective in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus in the UK

@article{Canavan2013UltrasoundEF,
  title={Ultrasound Elastography for Fibrosis Surveillance Is Cost Effective in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus in the UK},
  author={Caroline Canavan and Josef Eisenburg and Linyan Meng and Kathleen E Corey and Chin Hur},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={58},
  pages={2691-2704}
}
Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) is a significant risk factor for cirrhosis and subsequently hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCV patients with cirrhosis are screened for HCC every 6 months. Surveillance for progression to cirrhosis and consequently access to HCC screening is not standardized. Liver biopsy, the usual test to determine cirrhosis, carries a significant risk of morbidity and associated mortality. Transient ultrasound elastography (fibroscan) is a non-invasive test for cirrhosis. This… CONTINUE READING

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