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Elastography Techniques for the Assessment of Liver Fibrosis in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama 236-0004, Japan
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21(11), 4039; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21114039
Received: 30 April 2020 / Revised: 26 May 2020 / Accepted: 3 June 2020 / Published: 5 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Diabetic Liver Disease)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is expected to increase in prevalence because of the ongoing epidemics of obesity and diabetes, and it has become a major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. Liver fibrosis is associated with long-term outcomes in patients with NAFLD. Liver biopsy is recommended as the gold standard method for the staging of liver fibrosis. However, it has several problems. Therefore, simple and noninvasive methods for the diagnosis and staging of liver fibrosis are urgently needed in place of biopsy. This review discusses recent studies of elastography techniques (vibration-controlled transient elastography, point shear wave elastography, two-dimensional shear wave elastography, and magnetic resonance elastography) that can be used for the assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with NAFLD. View Full-Text
Keywords: elastography; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; vibration-controlled transient elastography; point shear wave elastography; two-dimensional shear wave elastography; magnetic resonance elastography elastography; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; vibration-controlled transient elastography; point shear wave elastography; two-dimensional shear wave elastography; magnetic resonance elastography
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Honda, Y.; Yoneda, M.; Imajo, K.; Nakajima, A. Elastography Techniques for the Assessment of Liver Fibrosis in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 4039. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21114039

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Honda Y, Yoneda M, Imajo K, Nakajima A. Elastography Techniques for the Assessment of Liver Fibrosis in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2020; 21(11):4039. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21114039

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Honda, Yasushi; Yoneda, Masato; Imajo, Kento; Nakajima, Atsushi. 2020. "Elastography Techniques for the Assessment of Liver Fibrosis in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease" Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21, no. 11: 4039. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21114039

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