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The purpose of this article is to discuss quantitative methods of CT, MRI, and ultrasound (US) for noninvasive staging of hepatic fibrosis. Hepatic fibrosis is the hallmark of chronic liver disease (CLD), and staging by random liver biopsy is invasive and prone to sampling errors and subjectivity. Several noninvasive quantitative imaging methods are under development or in clinical use. The accuracy, precision, technical aspects, advantages, and disadvantages of each method are discussed.
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Name: AJR. American journal of roentgenology
To investigate the diagnostic value of extracellular volume (ECV) imaging by magnetic resonance imaging for liver fibrosis of hepatitis B. A retrospective analysis was recruited in patients with chro...
Staging of liver fibrosis is increasingly done using noninvasive methods, in some cases obviating the need for liver biopsy. Scores based on laboratory values and demographic variables have been devel...
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X-ray diffraction-enhanced imaging (DEI) method was used to image hepatic fibrous samples, and the texture measurements based on DEI images were calculated and analyzed for investigating the feasibili...
The purpose of this study is to assess degree of hepatic fibrosis using multiparametric MRI for investigating difference between normal or early fibrosis and advanced fibrosis.
Several noninvasive radiological techniques have been investigated for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis among patients with chronic infection with hepatitis B virus or hepatit...
Primary liver cancer is one of the most common malignant tumor and leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Basically therapeutic strategies were considered and given based on the ...
To evaluate the diagnostic performance of two-dimensional shear-wave elastography (SWE) for staging hepatic fibrosis in the background liver parenchyma in patients with liver tumors before...
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Visualization of the heart structure and cardiac blood flow for diagnostic evaluation or to guide cardiac procedures via techniques including ENDOSCOPY (cardiac endoscopy, sometimes refered to as cardioscopy), RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING; MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING; TOMOGRAPHY; or ULTRASONOGRAPHY.
The use of combination of imaging techniques or platforms (e.g., MRI SCAN and PET SCAN) encompassing aspects of anatomical, functional, or molecular imaging methods.
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Optical imaging techniques used for recording patterns of electrical activity in tissues by monitoring transmembrane potentials via FLUORESCENCE imaging with voltage-sensitive fluorescent dyes.
The use of molecularly targeted imaging probes to localize and/or monitor biochemical and cellular processes via various imaging modalities that include RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING; ULTRASONOGRAPHY; MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING; fluorescence imaging; and MICROSCOPY.
Hepatology is the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas, and diseases associated with them. This includes viral hepatitis, alcohol damage, cirrhosis and cancer. As modern lifestyles change, with alcoholism and cancer becoming more promi...
Radiology is the branch of medicine that studies imaging of the body; X-ray (basic, angiography, barium swallows), ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET. These imaging techniques can be used to diagnose, but also to treat a range of conditions, by allowing visuali...