Liver Elastography

Clinical Use and Interpretation

  • Sebastian Mueller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

  3. Techniques to Measure Liver Stiffness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 13-28
    3. Jing Guo, Ingolf Sack, Stephan Rodrigo Marticorena Garcia
      Pages 69-93
    4. Omar Elshaarawy, Shami Alquzi, Felix Piecha, Laurent Sandrin, Cecil Bastard, Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 95-102
  4. Liver Stiffness and Various Etiologies of Liver Diseases

  5. Important (Patho)physiological Confounders of Liver Stiffness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Sebastian Mueller, Carolin Lackner
      Pages 233-242
    3. Felix Piecha, Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 257-264
    4. Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 265-269
    5. Sebastian Mueller, Felix Piecha, Omar Elshaarawy
      Pages 271-276
    6. Vanessa Rausch, Johannes Mueller, Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 277-295
    7. Aline Gottlieb, Ali Canbay
      Pages 297-305
    8. Omar Elshaarawy, Johannes Mueller, Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 307-314
  6. Liver Stiffness and Important Clinical Endpoints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 317-323
    3. Yuly P. Mendoza, Giuseppe Murgia, Susana G. Rodrigues, Maria G. Delgado, Annalisa Berzigotti
      Pages 325-359
    4. Omar Elshaarawy, Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 361-367
    5. Omar Elshaarawy, Johannes Mueller, Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 369-374
    6. Grace Lai-Hung Wong
      Pages 375-382
    7. Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 383-392
  7. Assessment of Hepatic Steatosis Using Controlled Attenuation Parameter (CAP)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Magali Sasso, Laurent Sandrin
      Pages 413-439
    3. Charlotte Wernberg, Mie Balle Hugger, Maja Thiele
      Pages 441-457
    4. Thomas Karlas, Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 459-467
  8. How to Use Liver Stiffness in Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-469
    2. Sebastian Mueller, Johannes Mueller, Omar Elshaarawy
      Pages 495-508

About this book


This is the first comprehensive book on the new elastographic techniques discussing the early assessment of liver fibrosis. The book covers all aspects of measuring liver stiffness starting from the methodology, the molecular basis of liver stiffness elevation up to current clinical algorithms and interpretation. Future directions and novel implications that go beyond diagnosis but are relevant for understanding of liver cirrhosis per se are also discussed in detail.

Liver Elastography, is an essential companion for hepatologists and gastroenterologists that provides an overview of its basic principles and gives a detailed account of how to use elastrography in clinical practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Mueller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and Center for Alcohol Research and Liver Diseases, Salem Medical CenterUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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