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Traditionally, liver biopsy the ‘gold standard the ‘gold standard ‘technique to diagnose fibrosis and cirrhosis. However, in addition for pain and in less bleeding and another complications liver biopsy is be a costly technique October 2007 which sampling error. New not – invasive imaging procedures may be a useful new set of tools not just for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, but also for the evaluation of efficacy of new therapies for early-stage fibrosis of. ‘The application of the the current imaging techniques can help so as to define the presence of cirrhosis and even fibrosis among patients with suspected liver problems,’said Dr. Message Wilcox, Editor of CGH. ‘By Doppler ultrasound and MRT, these investigators took those arrangements to accurate and reproducibly in exposing fibrosis and cirrhosis. Look to more studies these no – invasive imaging procedures, and possibly other into the future of. ‘.

Assesses Two of three new papers techniques of Elastographie. Previous studies, ultrasonic vibrations or energy wave a means for measuring resilience or stiffness the liver tissues to evaluate Lower flexibility or elevated fibrosis of or scarring of if indicates the presence heavier it signals the presence of cirrhosis. Jayant A. Talwalkar and colleagues at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in, Rochester, Minn. Analyzed the current evidence to ultrasound – base transient elastography. Of the approach most of the research of attention has been paid until now Based on data of 18 previous studies, the ultrasound scan had high accuracy in identification of cirrhotic patients, defined as a heavy fibrosis. Over 90 per cent the liver to the patients with cirrhosis were accurate ultrasonically based transient elastography identified The test has been slightly less precision determines fewer major fibrosis.