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Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan) disease detection

Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan), often performed using a technique like FibroScan, is a valuable diagnostic tool for assessing liver health ...

Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan), often performed using a technique like FibroScan, is a valuable diagnostic tool for assessing liver health and detecting liver diseases with a higher accuracy compared to traditional methods. Here are key points regarding its application and advantages:

1. Non-Invasive Assessment:

  • Benefit: Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan) is a non-invasive imaging technique that does not involve radiation exposure or the need for invasive procedures, providing a safer and more comfortable patient experience.

2. Quantitative Measurement of Liver Stiffness:

  • Benefit: Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan)measures the speed of shear waves traveling through liver tissues, providing quantitative data on liver stiffness. This measurement helps in assessing the degree of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis.

3. Early Detection of Liver Fibrosis:

  • Benefit: Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan) is particularly effective in the early detection of liver fibrosis, allowing for timely intervention and management to prevent further progression.

4. Differentiation Between Liver Tissues:

5. Monitoring Disease Progression:

  • Benefit: It allows for the monitoring of liver disease progression over time, aiding in personalized treatment plans and interventions.

6. Reduced Need for Liver Biopsy:

  • Benefit: Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan) can often reduce the need for liver biopsy, which is an invasive procedure. This contributes to patient comfort and reduces the associated risks.

7. Increased Diagnostic Accuracy:

  • Benefit: Compared to traditional methods, Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan) provides a more accurate assessment of liver health, enabling healthcare providers to make informed decisions about patient care.

8. Rapid and Real-Time Imaging:

9. Wide Application Range:

  • Benefit: It can be used to assess a variety of liver conditions, including fatty liver disease, hepatitis, and other chronic liver diseases.

10. Patient-Friendly Procedure:Benefit: Patients find Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan) to be a comfortable and quick procedure, contributing to better compliance with regular monitoring.

11. Objective and Reproducible Results:Benefit: The results obtained through Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan) are objective and reproducible, reducing variability in assessments between different operators.

Conclusion: Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan), particularly when performed using FibroScan, offers a significant advancement in liver disease detection with higher accuracy. It provides healthcare professionals with valuable insights into liver health, enabling early detection and management of liver diseases. If you have concerns about your liver health or if your healthcare provider recommends liver assessments, discussing the potential benefits of Liver Sheawave Elastography (Fibroscan), such as FibroScan, can be a crucial step in your healthcare journey. Always consult with your healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate diagnostic procedures based on your individual health needs and concerns.

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Selected References

Transient and 2-dimensional Shear-Wave Elastography provide comparable assessment of Alcoholic Liver Fibrosis and Cirrhosis. Thiele M, Detlefsen S, Sevelsted Møller L, Madsen BS, Fuglsang Hansen J, Fialla AD, Trebicka J, Krag A. Gastroenterology. 2016 Jan;150(1):123-33.

Liver stiffness in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A comparison of Supersonic Shear Imaging, FibroScan and ARFI with liver biopsy. Cassinotto C, Boursier J, De Ledinghen V, Lebigot J, Lapuyade B, Cales P, Hiriart JB, Michalak S, Le Bail B, Cartier V, Mouries A, Oberti F, Fouchard-Hubert I, Vergniol J, Aube C. Hepatology. 2015 Dec 13. doi: 10.1002/hep.28394.

Shear wave elastography: An accurate technique to stage liver fibrosis in chronic liver diseases. Guibal A, Renosi G, Rode A, Scoazec JY, Guillaud O, Chardon L, Munteanu M, Dumortier J, Collin F, Lefort T. Diagn Interv Imaging. 2015 Dec 2. pii: S2211-5684(15)00368-X. doi: 10.1016/j.diii.2015.11.001.

Feasibility and Diagnostic Accuracy of Supersonic Shear-Wave Elastography for the Assessment of Liver Stiffness and Liver Fibrosis in Children: A Pilot Study of 96 Patients. Franchi-Abella S, Corno L, Gonzales E, Antoni G, Fabre M, Ducot B, Pariente D, Gennisson JL, Tanter M, Corréas JM. Radiology. 2015 Aug 21:142815.

Liver and spleen elastography using supersonic shear imaging for the non-invasive diagnosis of cirrhosis severity and oesophageal varices. Cassinotto C, Charrie A, Mouries A, Lapuyade B, Hiriart JB, Vergniol J, Gaye D, Hocquelet A, Charbonnier M, Foucher J, Laurent F, Chermak F, Montaudon M, de Ledinghen V. Dig Liver Dis. 2015 Aug;47(8):695-701.

Real-time shear-wave elastography: applicability, reliability and accuracy for clinically significant portal hypertension. Procopet B, Berzigotti A, Abraldes JG, Turon F, Hernandez-Gea V, García-Pagán JC, Bosch J. J Hepatol. 2015 May;62(5):1068-75.

Prospective Comparison of Spleen and Liver Stiffness by Using Shear-Wave and Transient Elastography for Detection of Portal Hypertension in Cirrhosis. Elkrief L, Rautou PE, Ronot M, Lambert S, Dioguardi Burgio M, Francoz C, Plessier A, Durand F, Valla D, Lebrec D, Vilgrain V, Castéra L. Radiology. 2015 May;275(2):589-98.

Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis with impulse elastography: Comparison of Supersonic Shear Imaging with ARFI and FibroScan®. Cassinotto C, Lapuyade B, Mouries A, Hiriart JB, Vergniol J, Gaye D, Castain C, Le Bail B, Chermak F, Foucher J, Laurent F, Montaudon M, De Ledinghen V. J Hepatol. 2014 Sep;61(3):550-7.

Diagnostic accuracy of two-dimensional shear wave elastography for the non-invasive staging of hepatic fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B: a cohort study with internal validation. Zeng J, Liu GJ, Huang ZP, Zheng J, Wu T, Zheng RQ, Lu MD. Eur Radiol. 2014 Oct;24(10):2572-81.

Quantitative Elastography of Liver Fibrosis and Spleen Stiffness in Chronic Hepatitis B Carriers: Comparison of Shear-Wave Elastography and Transient Elastography with Liver Biopsy Correlation. Leung VY, Shen J, Wong VW, Abrigo J, Wong GL, Chim AM, Chu SH, Chan AW, Choi PC, Ahuja AT, Chan HL, Chu WC. Radiology. 2013 Dec;269(3):910-8.