Ultrasound of Diffuse Liver Disease Including Elastography.

Affiliation

Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Southwoods Imaging, 7623 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Diffuse liver disease is a substantial world-wide problem. With the combination of conventional ultrasound of the abdomen and elastography-appropriate staging of the patient can be assessed. This information allows for the detection of fibrosis as well as prognosis, surveillance, and prioritization for treatment. With the potential for reversibility with appropriate treatment, accurate assessment for the stage of chronic liver disease is critical.

Keywords

Chronic liver disease,Cirrhosis,Diffuse liver disease,Elastography,Liver fibrosis,Liver stiffness,Portal hypertension,Ultrasound,

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