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Ultrasound elastography and MR elastography for assessing liver fibrosis: Part 1, principles and techniques
- Author(s): Tang, A
- Cloutier, G
- Szeverenyi, NM
- Sirlin, CB
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4819982/pdf/nihms764233.pdf
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of ultrasound and MR elastography, including a glossary of relevant terminology, a classification of elastography techniques, and a discussion of their respective strengths and limitations. CONCLUSION. Elastography is an emerging technique for the noninvasive assessment of mechanical tissue properties. These techniques report metrics related to tissue stiffness, such as shear-wave speed, magnitude of the complex shear modulus, and the Young modulus.
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