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Antivir Ther. 2010;15 Suppl 3:69-78. doi: 10.3851/IMP1626.

Liver stiffness, a non-invasive marker of liver disease: a core study group report.

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Digestive and Liver Disease Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.


The ability to evaluate liver stiffness non-invasively in clinical practice by measuring transient elastography using FibroScan(®) has resulted in considerable interest and enthusiasm. A core study group, organized by the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver, has assessed the usefulness of FibroScan(®) in the diagnosis and management of liver disease in clinical practice. The group concluded that FibroScan(®) is a valuable, non-invasive technique and have developed a consensus report form for registering transient elastography results. In this article, we report the findings of the study group.

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