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Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2014 Feb;16(2):372. doi: 10.1007/s11894-014-0372-6.

Utilization of FibroScan in clinical practice.

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Liver Center, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 110 Francis street Suite 8E, Boston, MA, 02215, USA.

Abstract

The evaluation of liver fibrosis is critical, particularly to rule out cirrhosis. Novel non-invasive tests such as transient ultrasound elastography are widely used to stage liver fibrosis as an alternative to liver biopsy, and this technology has recently been approved in the US. In this review, we discuss the performance characteristics of elastography for a variety of liver diseases and highlight practical appropriate suggestions for how to incorporate this technology into clinical practice.

PMID:
24452634
DOI:
10.1007/s11894-014-0372-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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