Shear-wave elastography useful for assessing rectal tumor depth
Shear-wave elastography (SWE) is a useful way to evaluate the depth of invasion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shear-wave elastography helps diagnose Graves' disease SWE helps clinicians evaluate Achilles tendon health 2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease Elastography works for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions
CONCLUSIONS: Spleen ultrasound elastography could be an accurate non-invasive tool for assessing the presence of portal hypertension. However, the different techniques available to date and the various cut-off values suggested might still limit the impact on clinical practice. PMID: 31173311 [PubMed - in process]
Shear-wave elastography (SWE) boosts diagnostic accuracy in patients with plantar...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shear-wave elastography useful for assessing rectal tumor depth Shear-wave elastography helps diagnose Graves' disease SWE helps clinicians evaluate Achilles tendon health 2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease
Ultrasound is a reliable alternative to MRI for assessing liver steatosis in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound identifies alcohol-induced liver disease Steatosis complicates MR elastography for liver fibrosis US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost? HCC screening boosts survival rate in cirrhosis patients Practice of Ultrasound: Part 13 -- Liver fat and fibrosis
ConclusionLLR for HCC after FP is safe and feasible, and might be considered an alternative treatment of HCC for which the best treatment has not been defined yet.
In this study, the suitability of scanning approaches for the ASQ-based evaluation of hepatic steatosis was investigated.
Authors: Ballestri S, Nascimbeni F, Lugari S, Lonardo A, Francica G Abstract INTRODUCTION: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) spans steatosis through nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). NAFLD carries an increased risk of cardio-metabolic and liver-related events accounting for a substantial economic burden. Given that the natural history of NAFLD is critically dependent on the stage of fibrosis, non-invasively identifying the subgroup of patients at a higher risk of progressive disease is key. Areas covered: This review highlights the recent development...
Authors: Cruz-Ramón V, Chinchilla-López P, Ramírez-Pérez O, Aguilar-Olivos NE, Alva-López LF, Fajardo-Ordoñez E, Ponciano-Rodríguez G, Northup PG, Intagliata N, Caldwell SH, Qi X, Méndez-Sánchez N Abstract INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Thrombosis is a vascular disorder of the liver often associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Cirrhosis is a predisposing factor for portal venous system thrombosis. The aim of this study is to determine differences between cirrhotics and non-cirrhotics that develop thrombosis in portal venous system and to evaluate i...
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease and can often lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis, cancer and complete liver failure. Liver biopsy is the current standard of care to quantify hepatic steatosis, but it comes with increased patient risk and only samples a small portion of the liver. Imaging approaches to assess NAFLD include proton density fat fraction estimated via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and shear wave elastography. However, MRI is expensive and shear wave elastography is not proven to be sensitive to fat content of the liver (Kramer et al.
AbstractBackgroundThe epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is characterized by a dynamical temporal trend of well-established and emerging risk factors.MethodsWe evaluated the temporal trend of aetiological factors of HCC over the last two decades in Italy. HCC cases were recruited from two previously published national studies in 1996 and in 2008 and HCC cases were also enlisted from two national surveys in 2001 and in 2014 enrolling consecutive subjects with chronic liver disease (CLD) referring to more than 80 liver units scattered all over the country for a 6-month period.ResultsOut of the 9997 subjects wit...
Shear-wave elastography (SWE) is an effective additional tool to complement...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elastography can help characterize breast tumors SWE helps clinicians evaluate Achilles tendon health 2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease Elastography works for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions