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Ultraschall Med. 2019 Aug;40(4):425-453. doi: 10.1055/a-0838-9937. Epub 2019 Jun 25.

The EFSUMB Guidelines and Recommendations for the Clinical Practice of Elastography in Non-Hepatic Applications: Update 2018.

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Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Craiova, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania.
National Centre for Ultrasound in Gastroenterology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, and Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway.
Department of Radiology, King's College London, King's College Hospital, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Medizinische Klinik 2, Caritas-Krankenhaus, Bad Mergentheim, Germany.
Radiological, Pathological and Oncological Sciences Department, University Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
Radiology Department, Breast Center, Aix-en-Provence, France.
Department of Radiology, Copenhagen-University-Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen OE, Denmark.
Nephrology Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babeș" Timișoara, Romania.
Med. Klinik I, Department of Endocrinology Universitätsklinikum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Department of Urology, Marien Hospital Herne, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
Department of Radiology, Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Munich-Grosshadern Campus, Munich, Germany.
Service de Radiologie adultes, Hôpital Necker, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France.
Department of Radiology, G.B. Rossi University Hospital, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.
Department of Breast Imaging and Interventions, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein Campus Kiel, Germany.
2nd Medical Clinic, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna/Hospital of Imola, Italy.
Internal Medicine II, Klinikum Meiningen, Germany.
Klinik für Innere Medizin, Krankenhaus Märkisch Oderland Strausberg/Wriezen, Germany.
Universitätsklinik für Radiologie/Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Austria.
Center for Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
Radiology Research Laboratory, Riga Stradins University, Medical faculty, University of Latvia, Diagnostic Radiology Institute, Paula Stradina Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia.
Medical Physics Department, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, and University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milano Italy and Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milano, Italy.
Radiology Department, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Emergency Clinical County Hospital, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babeș" Timișoara, Romania.
Hepatology Unit, Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Physics for Medicine Paris Institute, INSERM, CNRS, ESPCI Paris, France.
Endoscopy Department, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Denmark.


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This manuscript describes the use of ultrasound elastography, with the exception of liver applications, and represents an update of the 2013 EFSUMB (European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) Guidelines and Recommendations on the clinical use of elastography.

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Odd Helge Gilja: Advisory Board/Consultant fee from: AbbVie, Bracco, GE Healthcare, Samsung, and TakedaPaul S. Sidhu: Speaker honoraria, Bracco, Siemens, Samsung, Hiatchi, GE and PhilipsChristoph F. Dietrich: Speaker honoraria, Bracco, Hitachi, GE, Mindray, Supersonic, Pentax, Olympus, Fuji, Boston Scientific, AbbVie, Falk Foundation, Novartis, Roche; Advisory, Board Member, Hitachi, Mindray, Siemens; Research grant, GE, Mindray, SuperSonicVito Cantisani: Speaker honoraria, Canon/Toshiba, Bracco, SamsungDominique Amy: Speaker honoraria, Hitachi, Supersonic, EpiSonicaMarco Brock: Speaker honoraria, HitachiFabrizio Calliada: Speaker honoraria, Bracco, Hitachi, Shenshen MindrayDirk Andre Clevert: Speaker honoraria, Siemens, Samsung, GE, Bracco, Philips; Advisory Board, Siemens, Samsung, Bracco, PhilipsJean-Michel Correas: Speaker honoraria, Hitachi-Aloka, Canon/Toshiba, Philips, Supersonic, Bracco, Guerbet; Research collaboration, Bracco Sonocap, Guerbet NsSafe and Secure protocolsMirko D’Onofrio: Speaker honoraria, Siemens, Bracco, Hitachi; Advisory Board Siemens, BraccoAndre Farrokh: Speaker honoraria, HitachiPietro Fusaroli: Speaker honoraria, OlympusRoald Flesland Havre: Speaker honoraria, GE Healthcare, Conference participation support from Pharmacosmos, Ultrasound equipment from Samsung MedisonAndré Ignee: Speaker honoraria: Siemens, Canon/Toshiba, Hitachi, Boston Scientific, Bracco, Supersonic, AbbvieChristian Jenssen: Speaker honoraria, Bracco, Hitachi, Canon/Toshiba, Falk Foundation, Covidien; Research grant, NovartisMaija Radzina: Speaker honoraria, Bracco, Canon/ToshibaLuca Sconfienza: Travel grants from Bracco Imaging Italia Srl, Esaote SPA, Abiogen SPA, Fidia Middle East. Speaker honoraria from Fidia Middle EastIoan Sporea: Speaker honoraria, Philips, GE, Canon/Toshiba; Advisory Board Member, Siemens; Congress participation support, SiemensMickael Tanter: Speaker honoraria, Supersonic; Co Founder and shareholder, Supersonic; Research collaboration, SupersonicPeter Vilmann: Speaker honoraria, Pentax, Norgine; Advisory Board, Boston Scientific; Consultancy MediGlobeThe following members declared no conflicts of interest: Adrian Săftoiu, Michael Bachmann Nielsen, Flaviu Bob, Jörg Bojunga, Caroline Ewertsen, Michael Hocke, Andrea Klauser, Christian Kollmann, Kumar V Ramnarine, Carolina Solomon, Daniela Fodor, Horia Ștefănescu

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