Liver Diseases pp 513-521 | Cite as

Ultrasound Elastography

  • Woo Kyoung Jeong


Ultrasound elastography (USE) of the liver is highlighted as a non-invasive tool for replacement of liver biopsy for hepatic fibrosis staging. There are several different methods used in clinical field: transient elastography (TE), point shear wave elastography (pSWE), and two-dimensional shear wave elastography (2D-SWE). The diagnostic accuracy of pSWE and 2D-SWE is about 85% of sensitivity and 90% of specificity, comparable or superior to TE. However, there are remained issues such as penetration, measurement protocols, unit of measurement, and difficulty of comparison between machines. In future, the standard measurement protocol should be needed to expand the indication of USE.


Elastography Fibrosis Cirrhosis Reliability Liver stiffness measurement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Woo Kyoung Jeong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea

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