Elastography in clinical practice.

Title

Elastography in clinical practice.

Creator

Barr Richard G

Publisher

Radiologic clinics of North America

Date

2014
2014-11

Description

Elastography is a new technique that evaluates tissue stiffness. There are two elastography methods, strain and shear wave elastography. Both techniques are being used to evaluate a wide range of applications in medical imaging. Elastography of breast masses and prostates have been shown to have high accuracy for characterizing masses and can significantly decrease the need for biopsies. Shear wave elastography has been shown to be able to detect and grade liver fibrosis and may decrease the need for liver biopsy. Evaluation of other organs is still preliminary. This article reviews the principles of elastography and its potential clinical applications.

Subject

Breast cancer; Breast mass; Breast Neoplasms – Ultrasonography; Breast Neoplasms/*diagnostic imaging; Computer Assisted – Methods; Computer-Assisted/methods; Elasticity Imaging Techniques/*methods; Elastography; Female; Female – Ultrasonography; Female/diagnostic imaging; Genital Diseases; Humans; Image Interpretation; Liver Cirrhosis – Ultrasonography; Liver Cirrhosis/*diagnostic imaging; Liver fibrosis; Male; Mammary/*methods; Musculoskeletal Diseases – Ultrasonography; Musculoskeletal Diseases/diagnostic imaging; Prostate cancer; Prostatic Neoplasms – Ultrasonography; Prostatic Neoplasms/*diagnostic imaging; Sensitivity and Specificity; Thyroid mass; Thyroid Neoplasms – Ultrasonography; Thyroid Neoplasms/*diagnostic imaging; Ultrasonography; Ultrasonography – Methods; Ultrasound

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1145–1162

Issue

6

Volume

52

Citation

Barr Richard G, “Elastography in clinical practice.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3780.

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