Performance of 2D-SWE.GE for predicting different stages of liver fibrosis, using Transient Elastography as the reference method

2017 Medical Ultrasonography Journal 19;2 (143-149)

AIM: To evaluate the performance of 2D shear-wave elastography from General Electric (2D-SWE.GE) for the noninvasiveassessment of liver fibrosis and to identify liver stiffness (LS) cut-off values for predicting different stages of fibrosisusing Transient Elastography (TE) as the reference method. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We included 331 consecutive subjectswith or without chronic hepatopathies in whom LS was evaluated in the same session by means of 2 elastographic techniques:TE and 2D-SWE.GE. Reliable LS measurements were defined for TE as the median value of 10 measurements with a successrate of >/=60% and an interquartile range (IQR)/=2, F>/=3 and for F=4 were 6.7, 8.2 and 9.3 kPa. CONCLUSIONS: The best 2D-SWE.GE cut-off valuesfor predicting F>/=2, F>/=3 and F=4 were 6.7, 8.2 and 9.3kPa.

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