Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis with impulse elastography: comparison of Supersonic Shear Imaging with ARFI and FibroScan(R)

2014 Journal of Hepatology 61;3 (550-557)

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis by elastography is a rapidly developing field with frequent technological innovations. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic performances of Supersonic Shear Imaging (SSI) for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis in chronic liver disease. METHODS: A total of 349 consecutive patients with chronic liver diseases who underwent liver biopsy from November 2011 to October 2013 were prospectively enrolled. For each patient, liver stiffness was assessed by SSI, ARFI, FibroScan(R) (M probe for patients with BMI

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