MR Elastography (MRE) for Staging Hepatic Fibrosis

MR Elastography (MRE) allows estimation of the mechanical properties of tissue in response to compression or vibration. Available as a commercial product from at least three MR vendors, its current principal application is for staging hepatic fibrosis. 
Figure shows MRE wave and elastogram images compared in a normal subject (upper row) and a patient with hepatic fibrosis (lower row) (Li et al 2015).

MR Elastography (MRE) for Staging Hepatic Fibrosis

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