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Real-time tissue elastography as a tool for the noninvasive assessment of liver stiffness in patients with chronic hepatitis C.
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PMID:  20697747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
METHODS: Real-time tissue elastography (RTE), transient elastography (Fibroscan), liver biopsy, and routine laboratory analyses were performed in 101 patients with chronic hepatitis C. The values for tissue elasticity obtained using novel software (Elasto_ver 1.5.1) connected to RTE were transferred to four image features, Mean, Standard Deviation (SD), Area, and Complexity. Their association with the stage of fibrosis at biopsy and with liver stiffness (kPa) obtained by Fibroscan was analyzed.
RESULTS: Colored images obtained by RTE were classified into diffuse soft, intermediate, and patchy hard patterns and the calculated elasticity differed significantly between patients according to and correlated with the stages of fibrosis (p < 0.0001). Mean, SD, Area, and Complexity showed significant differences between the stages of fibrosis (Tukey-Kramer test, p < 0.05). In discriminating patients with cirrhosis, the areas under the receiver operating characteristic curves (AUC) were 0.91 for Mean, 0.84 for SD, 0.91 for Area, 0.93 for Complexity, and 0.95 for Fibroscan.
CONCLUSIONS: RTE is a noninvasive instrument for the colored visualization of liver elasticity in patients with chronic liver disease.
Hiroyasu Morikawa; Katsuhiko Fukuda; Sawako Kobayashi; Hideki Fujii; Shuji Iwai; Masaru Enomoto; Akihiro Tamori; Hiroki Sakaguchi; Norifumi Kawada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1435-5922     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9430794     Medline TA:  J Gastroenterol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Hepatology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, 1-4-3 Asahimachi, Abeno, Osaka, 545-8585, Japan.
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