Elastography – noninvasive method for assessment of liver fibrosis Ewa Janczewska-Kazek, Arkadiusz Pisula, Joanna Ścieszka, Bogdan Marek Medical Science Review - Hepatologia 2009; 9 113-116 aaICID: 902265
Article type: Review article
IC™ Value: 3.04
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Transient elastography (FibroScan) is a noninvasive method for assessing liver fibrosis with the best diagnostic performances for advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis. Elastography is a rapid, easy, and painless method with good reproducibility. Results of clinical trials showed significant correlation between liver biopsy results and stiffness values. The method can be used in patients with contraindications to liver biopsy, in children, and patients after liver transplantation. Limitations include obesity, ascites, and patients with ALT flares. The method is contraindicated during pregnancy and in patients with a cardiac pacemaker.